Definition of Cold gangrene
1. Noun. (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color.
Category relationships: Pathology
Generic synonyms: Gangrene, Slough, Sphacelus
Medical Definition of Cold gangrene
1. A form of gangrene in which the involved part is dry and shriveled. Synonym: cold gangrene, mummification necrosis, mummification. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cold gangrene
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1. Text-book of general and special pathology for students and practitioners by Henry Turner Brooks (1915)
"Hence, the designation hot gangrene in contradistinction to complete death, or cold gangrene—slough ... cancer-ulcer, cold gangrene, which ends in death. ..."
2. Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica by Melford Eugene Douglass (1900)
"Some lose their fingers or toes from cold gangrene without pain, and find them in their gloves or stockings. Pain, with some swelling, without inflammation, ..."
3. The Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature and Their Homeopathic Treatment by Samuel Hahnemann, Charles J Hempel (1846)
"The effects of Euphorbium mostly appear late. Inflammation of external parts. cold gangrene. General swelling, inflammation, cold gangrene. WEAKNESS, SLEEP. ..."
4. Homœopathic therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1879)
"Inflammation and swelling, followed by cold gangrene ; chilliness and shuddering; gangrene of old person Lachesis. Gangrenous blisters, bluish or ..."
5. A Text-book on Minor Surgery by John Colin Vaughan (1922)
"In soldiers exposed to severe cold, gangrene due to freezing of the fingers or ears is more frequent in those who are ill-nourished either because of lack ..."