bronchospasm

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bronchospasm

[′bräŋ·kō‚spaz·əm]
(medicine)
Temporary narrowing of the bronchi due to violent, involuntary contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi.
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Thyme also helps ease bronchial spasms that are related to asthma and other respiratory problems.
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Salbutamol administered to asthmatics acts on smooth muscle to reduce bronchial spasms, but managing director Peter Boonen said a capsule form of the drug could "turn off fat receptors".
"He has bronchial spasms and is unable to breathe at the moment.