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vasospasm

 [vas´o-spazm]
a spasm of blood vessels, causing vasoconstriction; called also angiospasm. adj., adj vasospas´tic.

va·so·spasm

(vā'sō-spazm, vas'ō-),
Contraction or hypertonia of the muscular coats of the blood vessels.

vasospasm

/vaso·spasm/ (va´zo-) (vas´o-spazm) angiospasm; spasm of blood vessels, causing vasoconstriction.vasospas´tic

vasospasm

(vā′zō-spăz′əm)
n.
A sudden constriction of a blood vessel, causing a reduction in blood flow.

va′so·spas′tic (-spăs′tĭk) adj.

vasospasm

vasospasm

An abrupt and/or excess local or regional contraction of vascular smooth muscle; vasospasm may underlying amaurosis fugax, thrombosis-negative MI, migraine, Prinzmetal's angina, Raynaud's phenomenon, subarachnoid hematoma-related CVAs

va·so·spasm

(vā'sō-spazm)
Contraction or hypertonia of the muscular coats of the blood vessels.
Synonym(s): angiospasm.

vasospasm

Tightening or spasm of blood vessels.

Vasospasm

The constriction or narrowing of blood vessels. In cases of hemorrhage, the constriction is prompted by chemical signals from the escaped blood as it breaks down.

vasospasm

; angiospasm tunica media contraction

vasospasm

spasm of blood vessels, decreasing their caliber.
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