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A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing them to constrict.
an abnormal contraction of the bronchi resulting in restriction of the airway
bron•cho•spasm(ˈbrɒŋ kəˌspæz əm)
spasmodic contraction of the muscular lining of the bronchi, as in asthma, causing difficulty in breathing.
bron`cho•spas′tic (-ˈspæs tɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||bronchospasm - a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis|
spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
asthma, asthma attack, bronchial asthma - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
bronchitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
n. broncoespasmo, contracción espasmódica de los bronquios y los bronquiolos.