Definitions for Embolismˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm

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  1. embolism, intercalation(noun)

    an insertion into a calendar

  2. embolism(noun)

    occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

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  1. embolism(Noun)

    An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been transported by the blood stream.

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  1. Embolism(noun)

    intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as, the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year

  2. Embolism(noun)

    intercalated time

  3. Embolism(noun)

    the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden unconsciousness and paralysis

  4. Origin: [L. embolismus, from Gr. to throw or put in, insert; cf. intercalated: cf. F. embolisme. See Emblem.]

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  1. Embolism

    In medicine, an embolism refers to the lodging of an embolus, which may be a blood clot, a fat globule or a gas bubble in the bloodstream, which can cause a blockage. Such a blockage may affect a part of the body distanced from the actual site of the embolism. This is then not to be confused with a thrombus which causes a blockage at the site of origin. Embolization is a procedure that makes specific use of thrombo-emboli to selectively block the blood supply to unwanted processes such as tumours.

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  1. Embolism

    Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.


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