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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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Asthma is a bronchial spasm and the predisposing factors can be either genetic or environmental factors.
We all know about the problems second-hand smoke can cause dogs, with the bronchial spasm that occurs when dogs inhale it.
As has been shown quite clearly by Jones and others, the increased bronchial obstruction after ordinary gymnastic exercise is caused by increased bronchial spasm.