ischemia

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An ischemia in the blood vessels of the foot, leading to cyanosis (a blue discolouration of the skin) in the toes.

From New Latin ischaemia, from Ancient Greek ἴσχαιμος (ískhaimos, stoppage of blood flow), from ῐ̓́σχω (ískhō), ἰσχάνω (iskhánō, to hold back, restrain; to stay, stop) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seǵʰ- (to hold; to overcome)) + αἷμᾰ (haîma, blood) (possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *say- (thick or viscous liquid)).[1]

The plural form ischemiae is also from New Latin ischaemiae.

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ischemia (countable and uncountable, plural ischemias or ischemiae) (American spelling)

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

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  1. ^ ischaemia | ischemia, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2020; “ischemia, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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ischemia f (plural ischemie)

  1. (pathology) ischaemia, ischemia

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