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Gangrene - Gangrene In The Setting Of Atherosclerotic Disease, Gas Gangrene

loss tissue blood supply

Gangrene involves the death of human tissue, usually due to ischemia, which is an interruption in the blood supply to a particular area. Loss of blood supply means loss of oxygen delivery to that tissue, as well as loss of other nutritive factors usually carried in the blood circulation. Tissue deprived in this manner will die, and often becomes infected with bacteria during this process.

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