Definition of ischemia in English:

ischemia

Syllabification: is·che·mi·a
Pronunciation: /isˈkēmēə
 
/
(British ischaemia)

noun

Medicine
  • An inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body, especially the heart muscles.
    More example sentences
    • If a person is having low blood flow or ischemia of the heart, we would treat that.
    • Although this may be secondary to sudden decompensation of chronic heart failure, myocardial ischemia is also common.
    • In the lower extremities, arteriosclerosis causes ischemia of the calf muscles during ambulation.

Derivatives

ischemic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Aspirin is used in many patients with heart failure caused by ischemic cardiomyopathy.
  • Many people with ischaemic heart disease or diabetes have systolic dysfunction or heart failure.
  • In clinical trials, about three women in 1,000 developed ischemic colitis over six months.

Origin

late 19th century (denoting the stanching of bleeding): modern Latin, from Greek iskhaimos 'stopping blood', from iskhein 'keep back' + haima 'blood'.

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