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Related to ischemic: transient ischemic attack, Ischemic cardiomyopathy, Ischemic heart disease, Ischemic optic neuropathy
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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