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infarction in·farc·tion (ĭn-färk'shən)
The formation or development of an infarct.
death of tissue resulting from a failure of blood supply, commonly due to obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot or narrowing of the blood-vessel channel. The dead tissue is called an infarct. Myocardial infarction (heart attack)-death of a section of heart muscle-results from obstruction of a coronary artery; the condition often accompanies coronary thrombosis. Infarctions may also occur in the lungs (pulmonary infarction) and the brain (see stroke)