infarct definition

  • noun:
    • a place of structure that undergoes necrosis because of obstruction of neighborhood circulation, as by a thrombus or embolus.
    • a place of dead structure caused by a loss of blood supply; a localized necrosis
    • An obstruction or embolus in just one of the bloodstream.
    • The morbid problem of a restricted location caused by such obstruction; in addition, the localized necrotic (dead) muscle resulting from such obstruction.
    • In pathology, what stuffs; the material of an infarction.
    • localized necrosis caused by obstruction associated with the circulation

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