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gan·grenous em·phy·se·ma

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  1. gas gangrene, clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosisnoun

    (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon


  1. gangrenous emphysema

    Gangrenous emphysema, also known as gas gangrene, is a severe and potentially fatal bacterial infection that produces gas in tissues. The bacteria responsible for this disease are often of the Clostridium species. The gas formed as a byproduct of bacterial metabolism can cause swelling and eventual necrosis (cell death) of the tissue, leading to severe pain, tissue death and potentially the need for amputation of affected areas. It typically affects deep muscle tissue and is characterized by rapid onset, severe pain, and gas production, often following trauma or surgery.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gangrenous emphysema in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gangrenous emphysema in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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