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  • adj. Characteristic of, or accompanied by ischemia—local anaemia due to mechanical obstruction of the blood supply.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or affected with ischemia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or affected by ischemia


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  • Ischemia or ischemic comes from the Greek word to "keep back" or "stop" the supply of blood to an area.

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  • According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Eighty-seven percent of strokes are called ischemic strokes, where clots or plaque block blood flow to the brain.

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  • There's one type that we call ischemic stroke, and that occurs when a blood vessel is closed off.

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  • Tissue that lacks sufficient blood and therefore doesn't get enough oxygen is called ischemic.

  • Reducing bleeding is potentially important because several studies have suggested that moderate reductions in bleeding may lead to a reduction in longer term ischemic events, particularly mortality.

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  • So-called ischemic strokes are caused by blood clots that block the flow of blood in the brain.

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  • The drug treats the 80% of strokes that result from blood blockages, known as ischemic strokes.

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  • One is ischemic, which is when the arteries become blocked and the other is a hemorrhagic stroke, when a blood vessel in the brain breaks.

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  • But a provocative study presented last month found that younger adults are being hospitalized with strokes caused by vascular blockages - called ischemic strokes - at significantly higher levels than they were less than a generation ago. Top Stories

  • Called ischemic strokes, a clot blocks blood flow, starving brain cells to death unless that circulation is restored fast.

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