infarction

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infarction

a localized area of tissue that is dying or dead, having been deprived of its blood supply because of an obstruction
Not to be confused with:
infraction – breach; violation; infringement: infraction of the rules; in medicine, an incomplete fracture of a bone

in·farc·tion

 (ĭn-färk′shən)
n.
1. The formation or development of an infarct.
2. An infarct.

infarction

(ɪnˈfɑːkʃən)
n
1. (Pathology) the formation or development of an infarct
2. (Pathology) another word for infarct

in•farc•tion

(ɪnˈfɑrk ʃən)

n.
1. the formation of an infarct.
2. an infarct.
[1680–90]

infarction

a condition in which a localized area of muscular tissue is dying or dead owing to insufficient supply of blood, as occurs in a heart attack.
See also: Heart
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infarction - localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
MI, myocardial infarct, myocardial infarction - destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations

infarction

n (Med)
(= dead tissue)Infarkt m
(= forming of dead tissue)Infarktbildung f

infarction

n infarto, acción f y efecto de un infarto; acute myocardial — infarto agudo de miocardio
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N., et al [6] studied relationship of Common carotid IMT in cases with Intracerebral Hemorrhage Brain Infarction. They came to the conclusion that increased intima-media width of Common carotid (CCA-IMT), is an early marker for atherosclerosis, associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and stroke.
Early hemorrhagic transformation of brain infarction: Rate, predictive factors, and influence on clinical outcome: Results of a prospective multicenter study.
Crossed cerebellar diaschisis in humansupratentoryal brain infarction. Trans Am Neurol Assoc 1981;105:459-461.
In the current study, over 6.4 % of individuals and over 10 % of females had diameters >4.5 mm, implying that if they suffered brain infarction, they would be at risk of high mortality.
The practical research of regenerative medicine employing dental pulp cells is advancing in a wide range of fields including Alzheimer's disease, brain infarction, myocardial infarction and diabetes etc.
In one of the reported cases, no air bubbles could be visualized on the CT images, and the diagnosis was made by exclusion, that is, after confirming that there was no evidence of hypotension, hypoglycemia, or other causes of brain infarction [7].
CCD in human supratentorial brain infarction has been detected with positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) [13,14,16-19].
Localized reduction of brain blood flow can result in cerebral ischemia, and prolonged ischemia causes brain infarction, which in turn could result in death [1].
The presence of SBIs increased the risk of stroke recurrence also in patients with symptomatic ischemic brain infarction, compared to stroke patients without SBIs [6].
Similarly, delayed kallikrein protein administration at 24 h after focal brain infarction significantly reduced neurological deficits in hypertensive rats [10].

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