Definition of Vasospasm

1. Noun. Spasm of the blood vessels, leading to vasoconstriction and potentially tissue ischemia and necrosis. ¹



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Definition of Vasospasm

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Medical Definition of Vasospasm

1. The sudden decrease in the internal diameter of a blood vessel that results from contraction of smooth muscle within the wall of the vessel. This causes a decrease in blood flow, but an increase in systemic vascular resistance. Synonym: vasospasm. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vasospasm

vasoparesis
vasopressin
vasopressin-converting aminopeptidase
vasopressin-resistant diabetes
vasopressin level
vasopressins
vasopressor
vasopressor reflex
vasopressors
vasopuncture
vasoreflex
vasorelaxant
vasorelaxation
vasosection
vasosensory
vasospasm (current term)
vasospasms
vasospastic
vasostimulant
vasostomy
vasothrombin
vasotocin
vasotocins
vasotomies
vasotomy
vasotonia
vasotonic
vasotrophic
vasotropic
vasovagal

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