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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What is anteroseptal infarction?

What is anteroseptal infarction?

Anteroseptal: Anteroseptal myocardial infarction is usually caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. This cuts off blood flow to the anteroseptal muscle and infarction(death)of that muscle. We call this an anteroseptal MI or infarction ...Read more

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What is an anteroseptal infarction?

What is an anteroseptal infarction?

Anteroseptal: Anteroseptal myocardial infarction is usually caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. This cuts off blood flow to the anteroseptal muscle and infarction(death)of that muscle. We call this an anteroseptal MI or infarction ...Read more

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What is an anteroseptal infarction?

What is an anteroseptal infarction?

Anteroseptal: Anteroseptal myocardial infarction is usually caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. This cuts off blood flow to the anteroseptal muscle and infarction(death)of that muscle. We call this an anteroseptal MI or infarction ...Read more

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What is a renal infarction?

What is a renal infarction?

Kidney death: If the blood supply to the kidney is blocked or damaged (by clot or trauma), kidney tissue dies. Renal infarction can involve some or all of 1 or both kidneys. Since the kidneys are a vital organ and they don't regenerate if dead (they can recover from acute tubular necrosis, a separate condition) this is potentially very serious and warrants specialty evaluation/care. ...Read more

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What is mycocardial infarction?

What is mycocardial infarction?

MI: MI is the medical term that people commonly call "a heart attack". It is injury and cellular death of heart muscle tissue due to lack of circulation. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarct: Cerebral infarction, or stroke, occurs due to suddenly decreased blood supply to part of the brain. This is common when a piece of arterial debris or a blood clot lodges in a small artery. The risk factors for stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and arterial disease. ...Read more

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What causes a splenic infarction?

No Blood to Spleen: A splenic infarction occurs when there is not enough blood going to the spleen to give it nutrients & oxygen its cells need to survive. Anything that cuts off blood supply to the spleen can cause an infarct. Ex. Trauma causing blood vessels to be destroyed, sickle cell anemia & other problems that lead to clogged arteries going to the spleen, autoimmune disease, blood cell disease, emboli, etc. ...Read more

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How do you get a renal infarction?

How do you get a renal infarction?

Throbisis: Usually something that trigger a renal artery thrombisis cutting off the blood supply to that kidney trauma with injury to a kidney can cause as well. ...Read more

Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more