Definition of Infarction

1. Noun. Localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply.

Exact synonyms: Infarct
Specialized synonyms: Mi, Myocardial Infarct, Myocardial Infarction
Generic synonyms: Pathology



Definition of Infarction

1. n. The act of stuffing or filling; an overloading and obstruction of any organ or vessel of the body; constipation.

Definition of Infarction

1. Noun. (pathology) The process which causes an infarct ¹

2. Noun. (pathology) An infarct. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infarction

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Medical Definition of Infarction

1. 1. The formation of an infarct. 2. An infarct. Origin: L. Infarcire = to stuff in This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Infarction

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Based on these indexes dental health was significantly worse in patients with acute myocardial infarction than in controls. The association remained valid ..."

2. A Textbook of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1874)
"In the latter case haemorrhagic infarction would represent thrombus of those spaces ... If the infarction be a primary coagulation in the vessels and in the ..."

3. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"For cholesterol reduction, these savings include both hospital and ambulatory costs associated with events such as myocardial infarction, ..."

4. Pain: Its Origin, Conduction, Perception and Diagnostic Significance by Richard Joseph Behan (1914)
"Renal infarction.—In renal infarct pain is of great value in forming a ... Should the embolus be infected, after the infarction has occurred there is a slow ..."

5. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"Pulmonary infarction or Apoplexy Non-septic infarction.—As a mechanical sequence of embolism and thrombosis of a pulmonary vessel, we occasionally observe a ..."

6. Principles and Practice of Physical Diagnosis by John C. Da Costa (1919)
"The differentiation of acute edema of the lungs from infarction, pneumonia, and pleurisy is detailed under these last-named subjects. (See pp 197, 203, ..."

7. Clinical Lectures on Subjects Connected with Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics by New Sydenham Society, Richard von Volkmann, N. Friedrich (1877)
"GENTLEMEN,—You had the opportunity during last session of seeing a considerable number of cases of haemorrhagic infarction of the lung on the post-mortem ..."

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