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ischemia

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noun is·che·mia \is-ˈkē-mē-ə\

Definition of ischemia

  1. :  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 play \-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


Medical Dictionary

ischemia

noun isch·emia

Medical Definition of ischemia

  1. :  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)

  2. isch·emic or chiefly British isch·ae·mic \-mik\play adjective
    isch·emi·cal·ly or chiefly British isch·ae·mi·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of ischemia

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

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