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[mass noun] Spasm of bronchial smooth muscle, producing narrowing of the bronchi.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Acid reflux has been associated with bronchospasm, heightened bronchial reactivity, and airway edema.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘None of the animals developed hypoxemia, hemoptysis, bronchospasm, or respiratory distress either during or after treatment.’
- ‘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.’
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