Definition of vasospasm in English:

vasospasm

Syllabification: va·so·spasm
Pronunciation: /ˈvasōˌspazəm, ˈvāzō-
 
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noun

  • Sudden constriction of a blood vessel, reducing its diameter and flow rate.
    More example sentences
    • Because of its vasoconstrictive effects, DHE nasal spray should not be taken by patients with known ischemic heart disease or coronary vasospasm.
    • Vascular changes in preeclampsia and eclampsia include hemoconcentration and intense vasospasm.
    • These patients have a higher than normal incidence of migraines, suggesting vasospasm as an etiology.

Derivatives

vasospastic

Pronunciation: /ˌvasōˈspastik, ˌvāzō-/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The present study investigated whether Mg prevents coronary spasm in patients with vasospastic angina.
  • The remaining vasospastic anginal attacks spontaneously subsided in a few minutes without the administration of nitrates.
  • PVA has been associated with vasospastic disorders such as Raynaud's phenomenon and migraine headaches.

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