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embolism

Saltos de línea: em¦bol|ism
Pronunciación: /ˈɛmbəlɪz(ə)m
 
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Definición de embolism en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine
Obstruction of an artery, typically by a clot of blood or an air bubble: [mass noun]: causes of cerebral embolism [count noun]: one patient died of a pulmonary embolism
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Serious obstructions, such as a pulmonary embolism, need emergency medical treatment.
  • Even so, thrombolytic therapy of pulmonary embolism does not dissolve the clot completely as it does with acute coronary thrombosis, and increases the risk of bleeding.
  • A computed tomographic scan demonstrated a pulmonary embolism, and anticoagulation therapy was initiated.

Origen

mid 19th century: via late Latin from Greek embolismos, from emballein 'insert'.

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