Definition of infarction in English:


Line breaks: in|farc¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɑːkʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • Obstruction of the blood supply to an organ or region of tissue, typically by a thrombus or embolus, causing local death of the tissue.
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    • Secondly, exertional angina can progress to unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, or death.
    • What about intentionally giving thrombolytic drugs after myocardial infarction?
    • The efficacy of thrombolysis after acute myocardial infarction differs by age.

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