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Vasospasm, Intracranial MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Vasospasm, Intracranial
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.300.900
C14.907.253.951
Unique ID
D020301
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020301
Scope Note
Constriction of arteries in the SKULL due to sudden, sharp, and often persistent smooth muscle contraction in blood vessels. Intracranial vasospasm results in reduced vessel lumen caliber, restricted blood flow to the brain, and BRAIN ISCHEMIA that may lead to hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HYPOXIA-ISCHEMIA, BRAIN).
Entry Term(s)
Angiospasm, Intracranial
Cerebral Angiospasm
Cerebral Artery Spasm
Cerebral Vasospasm
Cerebrovascular Spasm
Intracranial Angiospasm
Intracranial Vascular Spasm
Intracranial Vasospasm
NLM Classification #
WL 355
Previous Indexing
Ischemic Attack, Transient (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000; for CEREBRAL VASOSPASM see CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA, TRANSIENT 1966-1999
History Note
2000; for CEREBRAL VASOSPASM use CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA, TRANSIENT 1966-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Vasospasm, Intracranial Preferred
Cerebral Vasospasm Narrower
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