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Definition of "ischemia" [ischemia]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ischemia" in a sentence
  • "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."