Term: brochospasm
Origin: Anc Greek
?????o?/brochos(=windpipe, throat) > ????/vrin(=suck, swallow)
+ ???????/spasmos(=a spasm, convulsion) >????/spao(=draw up, pull, contract violently)

Bronchospasm is the temporary narrowing of the bronchi due to contraction of the smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles. The patient experiencing a bronchospasm will have a cough and may also wheeze while she is in the middle of the bronchospasm. Bronchospasms appear as the feature of asthma, chronic bronchitis, anaphylaxis, as a possible side effect of certain drugs.  The patient suffering from emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can also experience a bronchospasm

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