Meaning of bronchospasm in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrɒŋkə(ʊ)ˌspaz(ə)m/


mass nounMedicine
  • Spasm of bronchial smooth muscle, producing narrowing of the bronchi.

    ‘If asthma is considered the result of two main pathogenic mechanisms, bronchospasm and inflammation, there are theoretic grounds to seek the involvement of heme oxygenase in both.’
    • ‘None of the animals developed hypoxemia, hemoptysis, bronchospasm, or respiratory distress either during or after treatment.’
    • ‘Acid reflux has been associated with bronchospasm, heightened bronchial reactivity, and airway edema.’
    • ‘Because patients with more severe disease are more prone to respiratory tract infections and bronchospasm, we chose to evaluate patients with only mild-to-moderate COPD.’
    • ‘The products of combustion, though cooled by the time they reach the lungs, act as direct irritants to the lungs, leading to bronchospasm, inflammation, and bronchorrhoea.’