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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embolism

An embolism is the lodging of an embolus, a blockage-causing piece of material, inside a blood vessel. The embolus may be a blood clot (thrombus), a fat ...

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354647

Aug 17, 2017 ... Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs . In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots ...

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pulmonary embolism: An embolus, usually formed in the leg (sometimes known as a deep vein thrombosis or DVT), lodges in one of the arteries of the lungs.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/embolism

Find out what an embolism is, what causes it, what the risk factors are and how it can be treated and prevented.

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Jun 23, 2016 ... If a clot forms in the blood, it can cause deep vein thrombosis. If it travels to the lung, it is a pulmonary embolism, and it can be fatal.

www.britannica.com/science/embolism

embolism: Obstruction of the flow of blood by an embolus, a particle or aggregate of substance that is abnormally present in the bloodstream. The substance ...

www.healthline.com/health/arterial-embolism

Oct 24, 2016 ... An arterial embolism is a blood clot that has travelled through your arteries and become stuck. These clots generally affect the arms, legs, ...

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Embolism: The obstruction of a blood vessel by a foreign substance or a blood clot that travels through the bloodstream, lodging in a blood vessel, plugging the  ...

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/embolism

embolism (plural embolisms). (pathology) An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been ...