infarction meaning

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

Derived forms: infarctions

Type of: pathology

Encyclopedia: Infarction, anterior cerebral artery Infarction Infarction, posterior cerebral artery Infarction, middle cerebral artery


[Medicine]
A pathological process consisting of a sudden insufficient blood supply to an area,which results in necrosis of that area. It is usually caused by a thrombus,an embolus,or a vascular torsion. n
1 : the process of forming an infarct ‹severe stress sometime between the 5th and 20th days after infarction —Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.
2 : INFARCT ‹developed a full-blown infarction —W. A. Nolen›

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  1. local areas of infarction or infiltration can sometimes be demonstrated.
  2. at operation, massive small bowel infarction due to volvulus was found.
  3. there may be an association between ambient co levels and the incidence of myocardial infarction or sudden death, or the case-fatality percentages.
  4. clinical research on asymtomatic myocardial infarction
  5. the initial diagnosis of cerebral infarction in ophthalmology

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