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A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.
[New Latin ischaemia, from Greek iskhaimos, a stopping of the blood : iskhein, to keep back; see segh- in Indo-European roots + haima, blood.]
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is•che•mi•a(ɪˈski mi ə)
local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow.
[1855–60; < Greek ísch(ein) to suppress, check + -emia]
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Reduced blood supply to a part of the body or to an organ, especially the brain.
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|Noun||1.||ischemia - local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism|
ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke - the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
TIA, transient ischemic attack - brief episode in which the brain gets insufficient blood supply; symptoms depend on the site of the blockage
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n. isquemia, insuficiencia de riego sanguíneo a un tejido o parte;
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