watershed infarction

noun

Definition of watershed infarction

1 or watershed infarct, medical : a localized area of ischemic tissue death in an area of the brain situated at the farthest point of blood supply from two separate cerebral arterial systems that is caused by inadequate blood flow (as from low blood pressure, vasculitis, or blood clot obstruction)
2 or watershed stroke, medical : a stroke resulting from such ischemic tissue death

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1972, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Watershed infarction.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watershed%20infarction. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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watershed infarction

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Medical Definition of watershed infarction

1 or watershed infarct : a localized area of ischemic tissue death in an area of the brain situated at the farthest point of blood supply from two separate cerebral arterial systems that is caused by inadequate blood flow (as from low blood pressure, vasculitis, or blood clot obstruction)
2 or watershed stroke : a stroke resulting from such ischemic tissue death

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