One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Sudden constriction of a blood vessel, reducing its diameter and flow rate.
- ‘Because of its vasoconstrictive effects, DHE nasal spray should not be taken by patients with known ischemic heart disease or coronary vasospasm.’
- ‘These patients have a higher than normal incidence of migraines, suggesting vasospasm as an etiology.’
- ‘Several studies have shown that UV irradiation may be effective for preventing vascular restenosis or vasospasm.’
- ‘They also have found vasospasm to be prevalent in autistic patients.’
- ‘Vascular changes in preeclampsia and eclampsia include hemoconcentration and intense vasospasm.’
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