vasospastic


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va·so·spas·tic

(vā'sō-spas'tik, vas-ō-),
Relating to or characterized by vasospasm.
Synonym(s): angiospastic

vasospastic

[-spas′tik]
1 adj, relating to a spasmodic constriction of a blood vessel.
2 n, any agent that produces spasms of the blood vessels.

va·so·spas·tic

(vā'sō-spas'tik)
Relating to or characterized by vasospasm.
Synonym(s): angiospastic.

vasospasm

(vas'o-spazm) [? + Gr. spasmos, a convulsion]
Spasm of a blood vessel. Synonym: angiohypotonia; angiospasm; vasoconstriction
vasospastic, adjective
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This could be the reason why most of the pacients with vasospastic angina experience a circadian change in exercise capacity (Yasue 2008).
Furthermore, the global nature of the dysvascular changes in our patient is more consistent with a generalized vasospastic response and not a specific arterial injury.
Subsequently, she was able to perform daily activities and experienced less vasospastic changes of the fingers on cold exposure.
a) Vasospastic attacks precipitated by exposure to cold and or emotional stimuli.
This disorder is characterized by episodic attacks, called vasospastic attacks, that cause the blood vessels in the fingers and toes to constrict.
These increases are not associated with an increase in end organ injury or systemic acidosis and are associated with an increase in the calibre of vasospastic vessels.
To date it has not been fully established if the observed changes are a direct result of increased blood flow to the leg, or a consequence of a vasospastic response in the feet creating a blood pooling effect in the legs.
c) If the patient suffers with vasospastic disorders
Induction of experimental duodenal ulcers by histamine administration is mediated through both enhanced gastric acid secretion and vasospastic action of histamine (Cho and Pfeiffer 1981).
Vasospastic episodes can occur in patients who have artery blockage disease and in those who do not.