A recent story in Asimov's referred to a character having an "ischemic defect" in his heart.

MW11 says that "ischemia" is a "deficient supply of blood to a body part [...] due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood."

One Response to “ischemia”

  1. Lori

    I remember “ischemic” from my previous life as a temp in the neurology department at a hospital. It was the “I” in TIA (which, before I became all Internet-y, stood for transient ischemic attack, not thanks in advance :).


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