oligaemia


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oligaemia

The reduction of blood volume in the peripheral circulation. While hypovolaemia is in far more common general use, oligaemia is preferred by radiologists when referring to a local reduction in blood perfusion, as occurs in pulmonary embolisation.

ol·i·ge·mi·a

(ol'i-jē'mē-ă)
A deficiency of blood in the body or any organ or tissue.
Synonym(s): oligaemia.

ol·i·ge·mi·a

(ol'i-jē'mē-ă)
Deficiency in amount of blood in body or any organ or tissue.
Synonym(s): oligaemia.