myocardial infarction

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1416
Reference Entry
A definition of the medical term "myocardial infarction" is presented. The term refers to the loss of living heart muscle as a result of coronary artery occlusion. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided in the reference entry.


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