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in·farct

 (ĭn′färkt′, ĭn-färkt′)
n.
An area of tissue that undergoes necrosis as a result of obstruction of local blood supply, as by a thrombus or embolus.

[From Latin īnfarctus, past participle of īnfarcīre, to cram : in-, in; see in-2 + farcīre, to stuff.]

in·farct′ed adj.
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infarct

(ɪnˈfɑːkt)
n
(Pathology) a localized area of dead tissue (necrosis) resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to that part, esp by an embolus. Also called: infarction
[C19: via New Latin from Latin infarctus stuffed into, from farcīre to stuff]
inˈfarcted adj
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in•farct

(ˈɪnˌfɑrkt, ɪnˈfɑrkt)

n.
an area of tissue, as in the heart or kidney, that is dying or dead, having been deprived of its blood supply.
[1870–75; < New Latin infarctus, n. use of past participle of Latin infarcīre (variant of infercīre) to stuff (compare farce)]
in•farct′ed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infarct - 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
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Translations

infarct

n (Med) → Infarkt m
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in·farct

n. infarto, necrosis de un área de tejido por falta de irrigación sanguínea (isquemia);
bland ______ blando;
cardiac ______ cardíaco;
cerebral ______ cerebral;
hermorrhagic ______ hemorrágico;
myocardial ______ del miocardio;
pulmonary ______ pulmonar.
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infarct

n infarto
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References in periodicals archive ?
Keywords: Cluster headache, Lateral medullary infarct, Wallenberg syndrome, Stroke and headache
Symptomatic cluster headache (CH) cases have been described in association with different kinds of lesions located in the middle cranial fossa, near the sellar or parasellar structures including lesions of internal carotid artery.2 Involvement of the hypothalamus has been suggested to explain the cyclic aspects of cluster headache.3 There is one reported case of continuous cluster like headache (CLH) associated with lateral medullary infarct.1 Headache mimicking cluster like headache has also been reported with vertebral artery dissection.4 We report the case of an elderly man with episodic (CLH) ipsilateral to the side of lateral medullary infarct.
The patient in our case, with no prior history of headaches developed CLH following lateral medullary infarct which suggests that there might be some trigger zone in lateral medulla which leads to the initiation of CH.

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