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cardiospasm

[kahr-dee-uh-spaz-uh m] /ˈkɑr di əˌspæz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
failure of the muscle fibers at the lower end of the esophagus to relax, resulting in swallowing difficulty and regurgitation.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; cardio- + spasm
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cardiospasm in Medicine

cardiospasm car·di·o·spasm (kär'dē-ə-spāz'əm)
n.
See esophageal achalasia.

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