spasmogen


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spas·mo·gen

(spaz'mō-jen),
A substance causing contraction of smooth muscle; for example, histamine.

spasmogen

[spaz′məjən]
any substance that can produce smooth muscle contractions, as in the bronchioles. Examples are histamine, bradykinin, and serotonin.

spas·mo·gen

(spaz-mŏ-jen)
Relating to or marked by spasm.
[G. spasmōdes, convulsive, fr. spasmos, + eidos, form]

spasmogen

(spăz′mō-jĕn) [″ + gennan, to produce]
Something that causes spasms or constrictions, such as in the bronchospasm associated with asthma.
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5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX) catalyzes the first step in the oxygenation of arachidonic acid, thus leading to the production of biologically active spasmogens, compounds such as leukotrienes and 5-hydroxy-eicosatetraenoic acid.
Asthmatic airway obstruction is induced by various bronchoconstricting factors (like allergens, pharmacological spasmogens, physical stimuli, infectious disease state) and is inhibited by NO (130).
Human asthma is characterized and its severity is diagnosed by heightened airway reactivity to varying concentrations of nonspecific bronchoconstrictors or spasmogens such as methacholine.
Erythrocytes trapped in the subarachnoid cisterns slowly hemolyze and release potent spasmogens such as oxybemoglobin.
5 parts of ethanol (31% w/w) was tested employing the guinea pig ileum and using acethylcholine and histamine as spasmogens (Forster et al.