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A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing them to constrict.
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an abnormal contraction of the bronchi resulting in restriction of the airway
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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
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n. broncoespasmo, contracción espasmódica de los bronquios y los bronquiolos.
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