Definition of oligaemia in English:

oligaemia

Line breaks: oli|gaemia
Pronunciation: /ˌɒlɪˈgiːmɪə
 
/
(US oligemia)

noun

  • another term for hypovolaemia.
    More example sentences
    • The chest radiograph showed a small left pleural effusion and oligemia of the right upper lung field.
    • It is suggested that renal failure was due to oligaemia after the loss of albumin into and from the skin.
    • Cerebral oligaemia episode triggers free radical formation and late cognitive deficiencies.

Derivatives

oligaemic

adjective
More example sentences
  • In vascular lung disease, which was suspected in our patient, regions of hyperemic (higher attenuation) lung mimic ground-glass infiltrates when seen adjacent to oligemic (lower attenuation) regions of lung.
  • The onset of oligaemic shock is assessed by monitoring urine flow and, additionally, deep body temperature.
  • Within 2 hours of admission he suddenly went into oligaemic shock.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French oligaimie, from Greek oligaimia.

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