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vasospasm

Line breaks: vaso|spasm
Pronunciation: /ˈveɪzəʊˌspaz(ə)m
 
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Definition of vasospasm in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Sudden constriction of a blood vessel, reducing its diameter and flow rate.
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

1
adjective
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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