Tuesday 17 June 2003
Definition: Ischemia is a loss of blood supply from impeded arterial flow or reduced venous drainage in a tissue. Ischemia compromises the supply not only of oxygen, but also of metabolic substrates, including glucose (normally provided by flowing blood).
- hepatic ischemia
- renal ischemia
- digestive ischemia
- intestinal ischemia
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