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Meaning of MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
 
 Synonyms: MI, myocardial infarct
 
 See Also: heart attack, infarct, infarction

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: occurs when one of more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe or prolonged decrease in oxygen supply caused by a blocked blood flow to the heart muscle.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The medical term for heart attack.
  2. This happens when the blood supply to an area of the heart is interrupted because of narrowed or blocked blood vessels. This can cause permanent damage to the heart muscle.
 

 

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