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bronchospasm

[brong-kuh-spaz-uh m] /ˈbrɒŋ kəˌspæz əm/
noun
1.
spasmodic contraction of the muscular lining of the bronchi, as in asthma, causing difficulty in breathing.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; broncho- + spasm
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bronchospasm in Medicine

bronchospasm bron·cho·spasm (brŏng'kə-spāz'əm)
n.
A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing narrowing of the lumen.

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