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Princeton's WordNet

  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

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  1. Gas gangrene

    Gas gangrene (also known as clostridial myonecrosis and myonecrosis) is a bacterial infection that produces tissue gas in gangrene. This deadly form of gangrene usually is caused by Clostridium perfringens bacteria. About 1,000 cases of gas gangrene are reported yearly in the United States.Myonecrosis is a condition of necrotic damage, specific to muscle tissue. It is often seen in infections with C. perfringens or any of myriad soil-borne anaerobic bacteria. Bacteria cause myonecrosis by specific exotoxins. These microorganisms are opportunistic and, in general, enter the body through significant skin breakage. Gangrenous infection by soil-borne bacteria was common in the combat injuries of soldiers well into the 20th century, because of non-sterile field surgery and the basic nature of care for severe projectile wounds.Other causes of myonecrosis include envenomation by snakes of the genus Bothrops (family Viperidae), ischemic necrosis, caused by vascular blockage (e.g., diabetes type II), tumours that block or hoard blood supply, and disseminated intravascular coagulation or other thromboses.

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  1. gas gangrene

    Gas gangrene is a severe and potentially life-threatening bacterial infection that produces gas within body tissues. It can occur in any part of the body, but typically affects the muscles. It is most commonly caused by the bacterium, Clostridium perfringens, which produces toxins that destroy tissue, and can be fatal if not treated promptly. This condition is characterized by severe pain and swelling, often accompanied by a foul smell. Gas gangrene often develops suddenly and progresses rapidly, often leading to shock within a few days.

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  1. Gas gangrene

    Gas gangrene is a bacterial infection that produces gas in tissues in gangrene. It is a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by Clostridium perfringens bacteria. It is a medical emergency. Myonecrosis is a condition of necrotic damage, specific to muscle tissue. It is often seen in infections with Clostridium perfringens or any of myriad soil-borne anaerobic bacteria. Bacteria cause myonecrosis via specific exotoxins. These microorganisms are opportunistic and, in general, enter the body via significant skin breakage. Gangrenous infection by soil-borne bacteria was common in the combat injuries of soldiers well into the 20th century, due to non-sterile field surgery and the basic nature of care for severe projectile wounds. Other causes of myonecrosis include envenomation by snakes of the Bothrops genus, ischemic necrosis, caused by vascular blockage, tumours that block or hoard blood supply, and disseminated intravascular coagulation or other thromboses.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gas Gangrene

    A severe condition resulting from bacteria invading healthy muscle from adjacent traumatized muscle or soft tissue. The infection originates in a wound contaminated with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM. C. perfringens accounts for the majority of cases (over eighty percent), while C. noyvi, C. septicum, and C. histolyticum cause most of the other cases.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gas gangrene in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gas gangrene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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