n. Med. a small localized area of dead tissue caused by an inadequate blood supply.
infarction n.
Etymology: mod.L infarctus (as IN-(2), L farcire farct- stuff)

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  • Infarct — In*farct , n. [See {Infarce}.] 1. (Med.) An obstruction or embolus in one of the blood vessels. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Med.) The morbid condition of a limited area resulting from such obstruction; also, the localized necrotic (dead) tissue… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infarct — Infarct, 1) Stockung von Säften in Gefäßen u. Kanälen des Körpers in Folge von Verdickung u. Verschleimung der Flüssigkeiten zumal im Pfortadersystem u. anderen Theilen des Unterleibes; 2) (Engorgement), Erfüllung der Blutgefäße mit stockendem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • infarct — (n.) 1873, from medical L. infarctus (L. infartus), pp. of infarcire to stuff into, from in + farcire “to stuff” (see FARCE (Cf. farce)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • infarct — [in färkt′] n. [ML infarctus, for L infartus, pp. of infarcire < in , in + farcire, to stuff: see FARCE] an area of dying or dead tissue resulting from inadequate blood flow through blood vessels normally supplying the part …   English World dictionary

  • Infarct — An area of tissue death due to a local lack of oxygen. For example, in a myocardial infarction there is death of myocardial (heart muscle) tissue due to sudden (acute) deprivation of circulating blood. This is usually caused by arteriosclerosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • Infarct Combat Project — The Infarct Combat Project (ICP) is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to fight ischemic heart diseases through education and research.External links* [ Infarct Combat Project] …   Wikipedia

  • infarct of Zahn — an area of reddish blue discoloration in the liver, with stasis and hepatocellular atrophy, seen following occlusion of an intrahepatic branch of the portal vein; not a true infarct, because there is no necrosis …   Medical dictionary

  • infarct — noun Etymology: Latin infarctus, past participle of infarcire to stuff, from in + farcire to stuff Date: 1873 an area of necrosis in a tissue or organ resulting from obstruction of the local circulation by a thrombus or embolus • infarcted… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infarct — infarcted, adj. /in fahrkt , in fahrkt /, n. Pathol. a localized area of tissue, as in the heart or kidney, that is dying or dead, having been deprived of its blood supply because of an obstruction by embolism or thrombosis. [1870 75; < NL… …   Universalium

  • infarct — noun an area of dead tissue caused by a loss of blood supply; a localized necrosis …   Wiktionary

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