Synonyms for embolism

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Hemiplegia is usually the result of a cerebral hemorrhage or embolism.

My own physician, Doctor Chesnard, has just been here and suggests that it is an embolism.

In advanced sclerosis there may be one or more of a series of accidents due to embolism, thrombosis, or rupture of the vessels.

Thrombosis is favored, and where atheromatous ulcers are formed, embolism is to be feared.

It is often due to embolism of infective material, gangrenous matter, etc.

It may also mean that embolism has taken place, and the pulmonary artery is blocked, withholding blood from the lungs.

We must note in this connection the tendency to embolism that exists in this disease.

Death in such circumstances is usually attributed to embolism of the pulmonary artery.

It also predisposes to embolism and thrombosis, Insanity due to Arterial Degeneration.

Embolism plays an important part in determining one form of gangrene, as has already been described.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "intercalation of days into a calendar," from Old French embolisme, from Late Latin embolismus "insertion of days in a calendar to correct errors," from Greek embolimos, embolme "insertion," or embolos "a plug, wedge" (see embolus). Medical sense of "obstruction of a blood vessel" is first recorded in English 1855.

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nounmass of thickened blood
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