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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.
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bronchospasm

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

bron·cho·spasm

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

n broncoespasmo
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Extra magnesium can help remedy lung health and reduce bronchial spasm and wheezing.
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.2-4
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.