ischemic contracture

noun

Medical Definition of ischemic contracture

: shortening and degeneration of a muscle resulting from deficient blood supply

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“Ischemic contracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ischemic%20contracture. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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