angiospasm


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angiospasm

 [an´je-o-spazm″]
vasospasm. adj., adj angiospas´tic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

va·so·spasm

(vā'sō-spazm, vas'ō-),
Contraction or hypertonia of the muscular coats of the blood vessels.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

va·so·spasm

(vā'sō-spazm)
Contraction or hypertonia of the muscular coats of the blood vessels.
Synonym(s): angiospasm.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

angiospasm

Temporary closure or partial closure of a section of an artery as a result of contraction of the circularly placed muscle in its wall.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Angiospasm

Spasmodic contraction of a blood vessel with increase in blood pressure.
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Six months of follow up suggested that the MBI and mRS of the observation group were superior to those of the control group, indicating that early interventional embolization could remarkably improve the recent neurological function and ability of daily living of patients with aneurysma rupture, which was similar to the research results of Liu G et al.20 It might be because the occurrence of complications such as hydrocephalus and cerebral angiospasm three days after attack resulted in high risks of rehaemorrhagia and extremely poor prognosis.
Retinal findings were graded as per American Ophthalmological Society's classification of retinal changes in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: Grade 0: Normal fundus; Grade 1 and 2: Characterised by slight or moderate degrees of reflex strip arterial-venous narrowing and spasm- the stage of angiospasm; Grade 3: The above with oedema, haemorrhage and exudates- pre-eclampsia; and Grade 4: Papilloedema.
(2) The pathophysiology of anemic retinopathy seems to be related to retinal hypoxia, venous stasis, angiospasm and increased capillary permeability.