- 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
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- A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.
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