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Related to postpartum pituitary necrosis: Sheehan's syndrome
n. pl. ne·cro·ses (-sēz′)
Death of cells through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of a tissue or organ.
[Late Latin necrōsis, a causing to die, killing, from Greek nekrōsis, death, from nekroun, to make dead, from nekros, corpse; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]
ne·crot′ic (-krŏt′ĭk) adj.
1. (Pathology) the death of one or more cells in the body, usually within a localized area, as from an interruption of the blood supply to that part
2. (Botany) death of plant tissue due to disease, frost, etc
[C17: New Latin from Greek nekrōsis, from nekroun to kill, from nekros corpse]
death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue.
[1655–65; < New Latin < Greek nékrōsis state of death = nekrō-, variant s. of nekroûn to kill, mortify]
ne•crot′ic (-ˈkrɒt ɪk) adj.
nec•ro•tize (ˈnɛk rəˌtaɪz) v.i., v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
the death or decay of body tissue, the result of loss of blood supply or trauma. — necrotic, adj.See also: Body, Human
the death or decay of body tissue, the result of loss of blood supply or trauma. — necrotic, adj.See also: Death, Decaying
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|Noun||1.||necrosis - the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)|
death - the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
myonecrosis - localized death of muscle cell fibers