WORD ORIGIN noun . Pathology local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow. Origin of ischemia 1855–60;
) to suppress, check +
-emia Related forms is·che·mic , [ih- skee-mik, - skem-ik] /ɪˈski mɪk, -ˈskɛm ɪk/ adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ischaemia noun pathol an inadequate supply of blood to an organ or part, as from an obstructed blood flow Derived Forms ischaemic or ischemic ( ɪˈskɛmɪk), adjective Word Origin for ischaemia
C19: from Greek
iskhein to restrict, + -emia
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Word Origin and History for ischaemia n.
ischemia, 1866 (but as far back as 1660s in form ischaimes), from medical Latin ischaemia, from ischaemus "stopping blood," from Greek iskhaimos "stanching or stopping of blood," from iskhein "to hold" + haima "blood" (see -emia). Related: Ischemic.
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n. A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels. Related forms i•sche ′mic adj.
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