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ischemia

or is·chae·mi·a

[ih-skee-mee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow.

Origin of ischemia

1855–60; < Greek ísch(ein) to suppress, check + -emia
Related formsis·che·mic [ih-skee-mik, -skem-ik] /ɪˈski mɪk, -ˈskɛm ɪk/, adjective
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ischemia in Medicine

ischemia

(ĭ-skēmē-ə)
n.
  1. A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.
Related formsi•schemic adj.
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