Senile gangrene


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(Med.) a form of gangrene occuring particularly in old people, and caused usually by insufficient blood supply due to degeneration of the walls of the smaller arteries.

See also: Senile

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Julius Mood later identified Hart's condition as senile gangrene, and he amputated Hart's legs to keep the gangrene from spreading.