ischaemia

ischemia

[ih-skee-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow.
Also, ischaemia.


Origin:
1855–60; < Greek ísch(ein) to suppress, check + -emia

ischemic [ih-skee-mik, -skem-ik] , adjective
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ischaemia or ischemia (ɪˈskiːmɪə)
 
n
pathol an inadequate supply of blood to an organ or part, as from an obstructed blood flow
 
[C19: from Greek iskhein to restrict, + -emia]
 
ischemia or ischemia
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek iskhein to restrict, + -emia]
 
ischaemic or ischemia
 
adj
 
ischemic or ischemia
 
adj

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ischemia is·che·mi·a (ĭ-skē'mē-ə)
n.
A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.


i·sche'mic adj.
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