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Descriptor in English: Gangrene
Descriptor in Spanish: Gangrena
Descriptor in Portuguese: Gangrena
Descriptor in French: Gangrène
Entry term(s): Gangrenes
Tree number(s): C23.550.717.427
Scope note: Death and putrefaction of tissue usually due to a loss of blood supply.
Annotation: IM for general or for gangrene process; coord NIM with tissue/pathol (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS UI: 5875
Descriptor UI: D005734
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/08
Gangrene - Preferred
Concept UI M0008989
Scope note Death and putrefaction of tissue usually due to a loss of blood supply.
Preferred term Gangrene
Entry term(s) Gangrenes



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