[ ih-skee-mee-uh ]
/ ɪˈski mi ə /
local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow.
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Origin of ischemia
1855–60; <Greek ísch(ein) to suppress, check + -emia
OTHER WORDS FROM ischemiais·che·mic [ih-skee-mik, -skem-ik], /ɪˈski mɪk, -ˈskɛm ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for ischemia
[ ĭ-skē′mē-ə ]
A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.
Other words from ischemiai•sche′mic adj.
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