Sentence Examples

  • Twisting of any portion of the intestines may cut off the supply of blood to a loop of bowel (strangulation), reducing the flow of oxygen to bowel tissue (ischemia) and leading to tissue death (gangrene).
  • Some children with intussusception may appear lethargic or have altered mental status, believed by physicians to be related to ischemia of the bowel and a decreased level of consciousness.
  • Stress on the bone, ischemia (reduced blood supply), and trauma to the site are commonly mentioned factors.
  • Ischemia usually occurs when an artery is compressed as it passes through a tightly flexed joint.
  • "Falling asleep" occurs when the blood supply to a nerve is cut off-a condition called ischemia.