Definition of Ischemia

1. Noun. Local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism.

Exact synonyms: Ischaemia
Specialized synonyms: Ischaemic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Tia, Transient Ischemic Attack
Generic synonyms: Anaemia, Anemia
Derivative terms: Ischaemic, Ischemic

Definition of Ischemia

1. Noun. (context: pathology cardiology) Local disturbance in blood circulation due to mechanical obstruction of the blood supply (vasoconstriction, thrombosis or embolism). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ischemia

1. a type of anemia [n -S] : ISCHEMIC [adj] - See also: anemia

Medical Definition of Ischemia

1. A low oxygen state usually due to obstruction of the arterial blood supply or inadequate blood flow leading to hypoxia in the tissue. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ischemia

isatins
isatis
isatogen
isatogens
isatropic
isatropic acid
isauxesis
isavuconazole
isba
isbas
ischaemia
ischaemias
ischaemic
ischaemic bowel disease
ischaemic stroke
ischemia (current term)
ischemia-modifying factors
ischemia retinae
ischemias
ischemic
ischemic anoxia
ischemic colitis
ischemic contracture of the left ventricle
ischemic hypoxia
ischemic mitral regurgitation
ischemic muscular atrophy
ischemic necrosis
ischemic neuropathy
ischemic optic neuropathy
ischemic preconditioning

Literary usage of Ischemia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the Kidneys and of the Spleen, Hemorrhagic Diseases by Hermann Senator, Moritz Litten, Alfred Stengel (1905)
"We learn from physiology and experimental investigations that ischemia of the ... Pathologically, the most interesting forms are ischemia from asphyxia, ..."

2. Text-book of general and special pathology for students and practitioners by Henry Turner Brooks (1915)
"ischemia is caused by local obstruction of the flow of blood clue to ... ischemia occurs as a result of contraction, organic change of the vessel wall, ..."

3. Manual of pathology: Including Bacteriology, the Technic of Postmortems, and by William Michael Late Coplin (1900)
"If the ischemia be temporary, there will be but slight interference with function ; if the process be slowly developed, a gradual lessening of function will ..."

4. A Manual of Operative Surgery by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1878)
"ARTIFICIAL ischemia. Loss of blood during an operation upon a limb may be prevented by pressure upon the main artery on the proximal side of the incision. ..."

5. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General by Audrey F. Manley (1998)
"ischemia Clinical symptoms of atherosclerotic CHD occur when the heart muscle ... This oxygen shortage leads to ischemia in the heart muscle—that is, ..."

6. Diseases of the Kidneys and of the Spleen, Hemorrhagic Diseases by Hermann Senator, Moritz Litten, Alfred Stengel (1905)
"We learn from physiology and experimental investigations that ischemia of the ... Pathologically, the most interesting forms are ischemia from asphyxia, ..."

7. Text-book of general and special pathology for students and practitioners by Henry Turner Brooks (1915)
"ischemia is caused by local obstruction of the flow of blood clue to ... ischemia occurs as a result of contraction, organic change of the vessel wall, ..."

8. Manual of pathology: Including Bacteriology, the Technic of Postmortems, and by William Michael Late Coplin (1900)
"If the ischemia be temporary, there will be but slight interference with function ; if the process be slowly developed, a gradual lessening of function will ..."

9. A Manual of Operative Surgery by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1878)
"ARTIFICIAL ischemia. Loss of blood during an operation upon a limb may be prevented by pressure upon the main artery on the proximal side of the incision. ..."

10. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General by Audrey F. Manley (1998)
"ischemia Clinical symptoms of atherosclerotic CHD occur when the heart muscle ... This oxygen shortage leads to ischemia in the heart muscle—that is, ..."

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