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BRONCHOSPASM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bronchospasm mean? 

BRONCHOSPASM (noun)
  The noun BRONCHOSPASM has 1 sense:

1. a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis

  Familiarity information: BRONCHOSPASM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRONCHOSPASM (noun)


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Meaning:

A spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("bronchospasm" is a kind of...):

spasm ((pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel))

Holonyms ("bronchospasm" is a part of...):

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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