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bronchoconstriction

Pronunciation: brong′kō-kon-strik′shŭn

Definition: Reduction in the caliber of a bronchus or bronchi, usually referring to a dynamic process as in asthma and emphysema, rather than a fixed constriction (the latter is a bronchial stenosis).

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