infarct meaning

Pronunciation:   "infarct" in a sentence
Noun: infarct  in'faa(r)kt
  1. Localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
    - infarction

Derived forms: infarcts

Type of: pathology

Encyclopedia: Infarct


[Medicine]
n : an area of necrosis in a tissue or organ resulting from obstruction of the local circulation by a thrombus or embolus

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  1. at the right are seen several infarcts of the liver
  2. the term includes multi-infarct dementia
  3. an analysis of death associated with multi-infarct dementia
  4. there are subcapsular yellow-tan infarcts
  5. the infarcts are usually small but cumulative in their effect

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