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

Definition of oligaemia in English:


Another term for hypovolaemia.
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.


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



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.

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