vasospasm
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1902 sharp and often persistent contraction of a blood vessel reducing its lumen and blood flow • vasospastic adjective

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  • vasospasm — Contraction or hypertonia of the muscular coats of the blood vessel s. SYN: angiohypertonia, angiospasm. * * * va·so·spasm vā zō .spaz əm n sharp and often persistent contraction of a blood vessel reducing its caliber and blood flow * * * n. see …   Medical dictionary

  • vasospasm — vaso·spasm …   English syllables

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  • vasospasm — vas•o•spasm [[t]ˈvæs oʊˌspæz əm, ˈveɪ zoʊ [/t]] n. pat a sudden constriction of an artery or vein • Etymology: 1900–05 vas o•spas′tic ˈspæs tɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • vasospasm — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷+ˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary vas + spasm : sharp and often persistent contraction of a blood vessel resulting in a reduction of its caliber and blood flow : angiospasm …   Useful english dictionary

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