ischaemia
chiefly British variant of ischemia

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  • ischaemia — also ischemia, 1866 (but as far back as 1660s in form ischaimes), from medical L. ischaemia, from ischaemus stopping blood, from Gk. iskhaimos stanching or stopping of blood, from iskhein to hold + haima blood (see EMIA (Cf. emia)). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ischaemia — n. an inadequate flow of blood to a part of the body, caused by constriction or blockage of the blood vessels supplying it. Ischaemia of heart muscle produces angina pectoris. Ischaemia of the calf muscles of the legs on exercise (causing… …   Medical dictionary

  • ischaemia — n. an inadequate flow of blood to a part of the body, caused by constriction or blockage of the blood vessels supplying it. Ischaemia of heart muscle produces angina pectoris. Ischaemia of the calf muscles of the legs on exercise (causing… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ischaemia — (= ischemia (USA) ) Inadequate blood flow leading to hypoxia in the tissue …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • ischaemia — n. localized anemia caused by an obstruction (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ischaemia — [ɪ ski:mɪə] (US ischemia) noun Medicine an inadequate blood supply to a part of the body, especially the heart muscles. Derivatives ischaemic adjective Origin C19 (denoting the staunching of bleeding): mod. L., from Gk iskhaimos stopping blood …   English new terms dictionary

  • ischaemia — is·chae·mia …   English syllables

  • ischaemia — /ɪsˈkimiə/ (say is keemeeuh) noun local anaemia produced by local obstacles to the arterial flow. Also, ischemia. {New Latin, from Greek ischein check + aemia aemia} –ischaemic /ɪsˈkimɪk/ (say is keemik), adjective Usage: For spelling variation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ischaemia —   n. localized anaemia or deficiency of blood.    ♦ ischaemic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ischaemia — n. (US ischemia) Med. a reduction of the blood supply to part of the body. Derivatives: ischaemic adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk iskhaimos f. iskho keep back …   Useful english dictionary

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