Gangrene

Death and decay of tissue, usually in a limb due to injury, disease, or failure of blood supply

Gangrene

Gangrene is a potentially life-threatening condition that arises when a considerable mass of body tissue dies (necrosis). This may occur after an injury or infection, or in people suffering from any chronic health problem affecting blood circulation. The primary cause of gangrene is reduced blood supply to the affected tissues, which results in ce...
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Gangrene

Infection of dead body tissue. It is most often caused by a loss of blood flow, especially in the legs and feet. Gangrene is particularly dangerous in that the infection cannot be reached by body defense systems and so can proceed without interference.
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Gangrene

• (n.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage. • (v. t. & i.) To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
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gangrene

<pathology> Death of tissue, usually in considerable mass and generally associated with loss of vascular (nutritive) supply and followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction. ... Compare: necrosis. ... Origin: L. Gangraena, Gr. Gangraina = an eating sore ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Gangrene

(gang'gren) (Greek. Gangraina - a gnawed out sore) Gangrene is the death of tissue, associated with loss of blood supply.
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gangrene

(gang´grēn) the death of body tissue, generally in considerable mass, usually associated with loss of vascular (nutritive) supply, and followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction. Although it usually affects the limbs, gangrene sometimes may involve the internal organs. The most common types are moist gangrene,...
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gangrene

(L. gangraena; Gr. gangraina an eating sore, which ends in mortification) death of tissue, usually in considerable mass and generally associated with loss of vascular (nutritive) supply and followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction. Cf. necrosis.
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Gangrene

- the death of tissue on a large scale. May be caused by certain bacteria which spread rapidly through tissues, or by an inadequate blood supply.
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Gangrene

[group] Gangrene is an American, California-based hip hop/production duo, which consists of rapper/producers The Alchemist and Oh No. The Alchemist and Oh No, MCs and producers in their own right, weren`t acquainted until they met at a show headlined by Dilated Peoples member and mutual friend, Evidence. The Alchemist contacted Oh No and pr...
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Gangrene

Gan'grene noun [ French gangrène , Latin gangraena , from Greek ..., from ... to gnaw, eat; confer Sanskrit gras , gar , to devour, and English voracious , also canker , noun , in sense 3.] (Medicine) A term formerly restricte...
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Gangrene

Gan'grene transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Gangrened ; present participle & verbal noun Gangrening .] [ Confer French gangréner .] To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
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gangrene

Anaerobic infection of the musculature.
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gangrene

Death and decay of body tissue (often of a limb) due to bacterial action; the affected part gradually turns black and causes blood poisoning. Gangrene sets in as a result of loss of blood supply to the area. This may be due to disease (diabetes, atherosclerosis), an obstruction of a major blood vessel (as in thrombosis), injury, or frostbite. B...
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Gangrene

Death and decay of tissue in a part of the body--usually a limb--due to injury, disease, or failure of blood supply. Synonym mortification.
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Gangrene

Death and decay of tissue in a part of the body--usually a limb--due to injury, disease, or failure
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gangrene

Death and decay of tissue, usually owing to the loss of blood supply and subsequent invasion by bacteria.
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Gangrene

Death and rotting of tissue
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gangrene

Death of a body tissue, usually from loss of blood supply
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Gangrene

death of a tissue because of a lack of blood supply
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Gangrene

Gangrene (Mortification) is a term applied in medicine to the death of a considerable bulk of body tissue. Gangrenes are classified according to their cause. Embolic gangrene is due to the blocking of an artery, which prevents blood reaching the part. Senile gangrene is due to malnutrition of the part in very old people. Traumatic gangrene is due t...
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Gangrene

Gangrene is the death of tissue leading to blackness of the skin over the affected area. There are 2 types of gangrene: dry and wet. Dry gangrene results from low blood flow to a tissue; there is usually no bacterial infection and it does not spread to other tissues. Possible causes include: arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, thrombosis, embolism...
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gangrene

gangrene, local death of body tissue. Dry gangrene, the most common form, follows a disturbance of the blood supply to the tissues, e.g., in diabetes, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, or destruction of tissue by injury. A second type, moist gangrene, results from an invasion of toxin-producing bacteria...
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Gangrene

Gangrene: The death of body tissue due to the loss of blood supply to that tissue, sometimes permitting bacteria to invade it and accelerate its decay. The word 'gangrene' comes from the Greek 'ganggraina' denoting 'an eating sore that ends in mortification' (of the flesh). Gas gangrene involves the invasion of a deep penetrating wound (in which th...
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Gangrene

Infection of dead body tissue. It is most often caused by a loss of blood flow, especially in the legs and feet.
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