(Latin: to plug up or to cram, to stuff; by extension, practical joke, sham; fiasco)
2. Resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd.
2. To improve with stuffing, as meat for roasting.>BR? 3. To pad (a speech, for example) with jokes or witticisms.
2. In botany, stuffed; crammed, or full; without vacuities; in opposition to tubular or hollow; as a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp.
2. A contagious disease of horses and mules, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements; especially, upon the head and limbs.
It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal.
2. An area of tissue in an organ or part that undergoes necrosis (death of living cells or tissues) following cessation of the blood supply to the applicable tissue.
This may result from occlusion (closing, or obstruction) or stenosis (abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway) of the supplying artery or, more rarely, from occlusion of the vein that drains the tissue.
Infarct was a term that originally referred to what was believed to be a consolidation of "humors" in a bodily part. The term is now recognized as a degenerative or necrotic lesion that is a result of an acute deficiency of blood supply.
Infarct is said to be the lesion while infarction is the process that produces the lesion.3. Etymology: from Latin infarctus from Latin, infarcire or inferciere, "to stuff, to cram into:; from in, "into" + facire, "to fill up, to stuff, to cram".
2. The formation of an infarct, an area of tissue death due to a local lack of oxygen.
For example, in a myocardial infarction there is a death of myocardial (heart muscle) tissue due to sudden (acute) deprivation of circulating blood. This is usually caused by arteriosclerosis with narrowing of the coronary arteries, the culminating event being a thrombosis ( blood clot).
Besides designating the process of forming the infarct, infarction is synonymous with the infarct itself.
The word infarction comes from the Latin infarcire meaning "to plug up, to stuff" or "to cram". It refers to the clogging, or plugging, of the artery.
Some of the factors that can cause myocardial infarctions include increased age, unhealthy diets, excessive stress, obesity, and high blood pressure.