ischemia

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noun is·che·mia \i-ˈskē-mē-ə\

Definition of ischemia

  1. :  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

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

\is-ˈkē-mē-ə\play

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)

ischemic

or chiefly British

ischaemic

\-mik\play adjective

ischemically

or chiefly British

ischaemically

\-mi-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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