Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, local anemia produced by vasoconstriction or by other local obstacles to the arterial flow.

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  • noun pathology, cardiology Local disturbance in blood circulation due to mechanical obstruction of the blood supply (vasoconstriction, thrombosis or embolism).

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  • noun local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin ischaemia, from Greek iskhaimos, a stopping of the blood : iskhein, to keep back; see segh- in Indo-European roots + haima, blood.]

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From Ancient Greek ἴσχω, ἰσχάνω ("to hold") + αἷμα (haima, "blood").

Examples

  • In any case, in either language, I wasnt familiar with the word ischemia, it turned out to be, a localized anemia that obstructed arterial blood flow; I would find it in the dictionary much later.

    The Italian Summer

  • In any case, in either language, I wasnt familiar with the word ischemia, it turned out to be, a localized anemia that obstructed arterial blood flow; I would find it in the dictionary much later.

    The Italian Summer

  • In any case, in either language, I wasnt familiar with the word ischemia, it turned out to be, a localized anemia that obstructed arterial blood flow; I would find it in the dictionary much later.

    The Italian Summer

  • In any case, in either language, I wasnt familiar with the word ischemia, it turned out to be, a localized anemia that obstructed arterial blood flow; I would find it in the dictionary much later.

    The Italian Summer

  • The treatment failed in a Phase III study to demonstrate superiority compared with a placebo in preventing major amputation or death for patients of critical limb ischemia, which is characterized by the obstruction of arteries and decreasing blood flow to hands, legs and feet.

    Sanofi's Blood Vessel Drug Fails Trial

  • Lowry et al. reported the rapid depletion of the normally significant amount of G16P2 during mouse brain ischemia.

    Irwin Rose - Autobiography

  • This condition, known as ischemia, may not result in permanent damage to the myocardium.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • This condition, known as ischemia, may not result in permanent damage to the myocardium.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • This denial of oxygen-bearing blood—called ischemia—is much the same as what happens in a heart attack.

    The Great Bridge

  • The stoppage of blood flow that occurred in the mice, known as ischemia, is a common effect of

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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