myocardial infarction

or myocardial infarct


noun Pathology.

heart attack. Abbreviation: MI
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British Dictionary definitions for myocardial infarction

myocardial infarction


noun

destruction of an area of heart muscle as the result of occlusion of a coronary arteryCompare coronary thrombosis
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Medicine definitions for myocardial infarction

myocardial infarction


n.

Necrosis of a region of the myocardium caused by an interruption in the supply of blood to the heart, usually as a result of occlusion of a coronary artery.cardiac infarction
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Science definitions for myocardial infarction

myocardial infarction

[ mī′ō-kärdē-əl ]

See heart attack.
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