from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Local disturbance in blood circulation due to mechanical obstruction of the blood supply (vasoconstriction, thrombosis or embolism).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, local anemia produced by vasoconstriction or by other local obstacles to the arterial flow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
New Latin ischaemia, from Greek iskhaimos, a stopping of the blood : iskhein, to keep back; see segh- in Indo-European roots + haima, blood.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἴσχω, ἰσχάνω ("to hold") + αἷμα (haima, "blood"). (Wiktionary)