Definition of Dry 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.

Exact synonyms: Cold Gangrene, Mumification Necrosis, Mummification
Category relationships: Pathology
Generic synonyms: Gangrene, Slough, Sphacelus

Medical Definition of Dry gangrene

1. A form of gangrene in which the involved part is dry and shriveled. Synonym: cold gangrene, mummification necrosis, mummification. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dry Gangrene

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dry dressing
dry drowning
dry drunk
dry drunks
dry eye
dry eye syndrome
dry eye syndromes
dry film thickness
dry fire
dry fired
dry fires
dry firing
dry flies
dry fly
dry gangrene (current term)
dry goods
dry guillotine
dry hernia
dry hire
dry hole
dry humor
dry humour
dry ice
dry kiln
dry labour
dry lake
dry lakes
dry land

Literary usage of Dry gangrene

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1836)
"Cases of dry gangrene, with Remarks. By BENJAMIN W. M'CREADY, MD, late Resident Physician of the New York Hospital. The first of the following cases ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"AMPUTATION OF ALL THE TOES OF BOTH FEET FOR dry gangrene; THE LINE OF DEMARCATION EMPLOYED IN THE FLAPS. This case is of interest as demonstrating what may ..."

3. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures: A Textbook by Theodor Billroth (1890)
"The word mummification is also employed for dry gangrene. ... Although it cannot always be certainly stated why dry gangrene occurs in one case and moist in ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1846)
"6-80 9-36 1-30 a-68 Account nf dry gangrene Jrom the use of ... 273)—In the year 1630 dry gangrene appeared in several provinces of the south of France. ..."

5. Modern Surgery: General and Operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1907)
"dry gangrene arises from deficiency of arterial blood. ... Ron-senile Dry Gangrene.—An embolus may cause dry gangrene in rare instances. If it does so, ..."

6. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse by United States Bureau of Animal Industry, Leonard Pearson (1916)
"dry gangrene is most often seen in horses from continuous lying down ... In dry gangrene the skin is leathery and harsh, while in moist gangrene the tissues ..."

7. A Treatise on Military Surgery and Hygiene by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1865)
"dry gangrene. IT is thought proper to consider briefly in this connexion a ... dry gangrene commences usually in the lower extremities, attacking first the ..."

8. General Pathology: Or the Science of the Causes, Nature and Course of the by Ernst Ziegler (1903)
"dry gangrene may also develop from a moist gangrene, or through the absorption of ... dry gangrene of the toes, due to narrowing and closure of the arteries ..."

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