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ischemia

noun is·che·mia \is-ˈkē-mē-ə\

Definition of ISCHEMIA

:  deficient supply of blood to a body part (as the heart or brain) that is due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood
is·che·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of ISCHEMIA

New Latin ischaemia, from ischaemus styptic, from Greek ischaimos, from ischein to restrain (akin to Greek echein to hold) + haima blood — more at scheme
First Known Use: 1855
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ischemia

noun isch·emia

Medical Definition of ISCHEMIA

:  deficient supply of blood to a body part (as the heart or brain) that is due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood (as by the narrowing of arteries by spasm or disease)
isch·emic or chiefly British isch·ae·mic \-mik\ adjective
isch·emi·cal·ly or chiefly British isch·ae·mi·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of ISCHEMIA

isch·emia or chiefly British isch·ae·mia \is-ˈkē-mē-ə\

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