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
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 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.
Lowry et al. reported the rapid depletion of the normally significant amount of G16P2 during mouse brain ischemia.
This condition, known as ischemia, may not result in permanent damage to the myocardium.
This denial of oxygen-bearing blood—called ischemia—is much the same as what happens in a heart attack.
The stoppage of blood flow that occurred in the mice, known as ischemia, is a common effect of
When this "demand-related" dilation of blood vessels is impaired, vital organs, including the heart, can become starved of life-sustaining oxygen due to reduced blood flow (also known as ischemia).
How much of the heart muscle, according to stress testing, is being starved for blood and oxygen (a condition known as ischemia); and
Those with the gene variation are three times more likely to experience dangerous decreases in blood flow to the heart - a condition doctors call ischemia - than heart disease patients without it.
The researchers injected the VEGF-containing matrix solution into mice suffering from restricted blood flow, known as ischemia, in one leg.