ischemia

or is·chae·mi·a

[ ih-skee-mee-uh ]
/ ɪˈski mi ə /

noun Pathology.

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 ischemia

is·che·mic [ih-skee-mik, -skem-ik], /ɪˈski mɪk, -ˈskɛm ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for ischemia

ischemia
[ ĭ-skēmē-ə ]

n.

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 ischemia

i•schemic adj.
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