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bron·cho·spasm

 (brŏng′kō-spăz′əm)
n.
A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing them to constrict.

bronchospasm

(ˈbrɒŋkəʊˌspæzəm)
n
an abnormal contraction of the bronchi resulting in restriction of the airway

bron•cho•spasm

(ˈbrɒŋ kəˌspæz əm)

n.
spasmodic contraction of the muscular lining of the bronchi, as in asthma, causing difficulty in breathing.
[1900–05]
bron`cho•spas′tic (-ˈspæs tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

bron·cho·spasm

n. broncoespasmo, contracción espasmódica de los bronquios y los bronquiolos.

bronchospasm

n broncoespasmo
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We present a case of pulmonary complication secondary to aggravation of bronchial spasm during intubation of a pediatric patient.
A study carried out in UK by Murray describes a mechanism that direct infection of virus causes inflammatory response, increases the bronchial spasm and up regulation of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression in the bronchial epithelium which often act as triggering agent for increase in these symptoms.
He informed that while a reliever inhaler is used to quickly relieve (within few minutes) a bronchial spasm caused by sudden constriction of the airways' muscles, a preventer/controller inhaler has anti-inflammatory properties.
Asthma is a bronchial spasm and the predisposing factors can be either genetic or environmental factors.