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ischemia

[ih-skee-mee-uh] /ɪˈski mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow.
Also, ischaemia.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Greek ísch(ein) to suppress, check + -emia
Related forms
ischemic
[ih-skee-mik, -skem-ik] /ɪˈski mɪk, -ˈskɛm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for ischemia
  • Surgeons placed me in a coma for several days following mesenteric ischemia.
  • In this case, because of the distance involved, the ischemia time would be about five hours.
  • Such oxygen deprivation in vital cells is called ischemia.
  • Intestinal ischemia is a serious complication of mesenteric venous thrombosis.
  • They can also happen with ischemia caused by a decrease in blood supply to the heart.
  • ischemia means the deficiency of oxygen in vital tissues.
  • ischemia is the medical term for insufficient blood flow to tissues.
British Dictionary definitions for ischemia

ischaemia

/ɪˈskiːmɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) an inadequate supply of blood to an organ or part, as from an obstructed blood flow
Derived Forms
ischaemic, ischemic (ɪˈskɛmɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek iskhein to restrict, + -emia
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ischemia in Medicine

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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