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ISCHEMIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ischemia mean? 

ISCHEMIA (noun)
  The noun ISCHEMIA has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: ISCHEMIA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ISCHEMIA (noun)


Sense 1ischemia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ischaemia; ischemia

Hypernyms ("ischemia" is a kind of...):

anaemia; anemia (a deficiency of red blood cells)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ischemia"):

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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