ischemia

noun is·che·mia \ i-ˈskē-mē-ə \

Definition of ischemia

: deficient supply of blood to a body part (such as the heart or brain) that is due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood

ischemic

play \i-ˈskē-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology 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


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ischemia

noun isch·emia
variants: or chiefly British ischaemia play \is-ˈkē-mē-ə\

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)

ischemic

or chiefly British ischaemic play \-mik\ adjective

ischemically

or chiefly British ischaemically play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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