Definition of oligaemia in English:



  • another term for hypovolaemia
    • ‘Cerebral oligaemia episode triggers free radical formation and late cognitive deficiencies.’
    • ‘The severity of oligemia correlates well with hemodynamic abnormality.’
    • ‘Oligemia is considered to be present if, in a given lung region, the pulmonary vasculature is greatly diminished with concomitant hyperlucency of the lung parenchyma.’
    • ‘It is suggested that renal failure was due to oligaemia after the loss of albumin into and from the skin.’
    • ‘The chest radiograph showed a small left pleural effusion and oligemia of the right upper lung field.’


Mid 19th century: from French oligaimie, from Greek oligaimia.