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Definition of Aseptic necrosis

Aseptic necrosis: Condition in which poor blood supply to an area of bone leads to bone death. Also called avascular necrosis and osteonecrosis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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