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Brain Infarction  


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  • Brain Infarct
  • Brain Infarcts
  • Infarct, Brain
  • Infarcts, Brain


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  • Tissue NECROSIS in any area of the brain, including the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Brain infarction is the result of a cascade of events initiated by inadequate blood flow through the brain that is followed by HYPOXIA and HYPOGLYCEMIA in brain tissue. Damage may be temporary, permanent, selective or pan-necrosis.

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  • 2000

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