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thromboembolism

Syllabification: throm·bo·em·bo·lism
Pronunciation: /ˌTHrämbōˈembəˌlizəm
 
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Definition of thromboembolism in English:

noun

Medicine
Obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot that has become dislodged from another site in the circulation.
Example sentences
  • Patients with cancer who develop a thromboembolism should be treated in a similar manner to patients without cancer.
  • Systemic thromboembolism is a common complication of cardiac mural thrombosis.
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism is a common complication in nephrotic patients.

Derivatives

thromboembolic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌemˈbälik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The patients most at risk from stroke are those with a history of thromboembolic disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac failure and those female patients more than 75 years old.
  • Clinical data obtained were death from thromboembolic causes, recurrent DVT or pulmonary emboli, and major bleeding episodes.
  • For a list of risk factors for deep venous thrombosis and other thromboembolic disorders, see Table 1.

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