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Synonyms for embolism

embolism (n.)

an insertion into a calendar

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embolism (n.)

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

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pulmonary embolism (n.)

blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot

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fat embolism (n.)

serious condition in which fat blocks an artery; fat can enter the blood stream after a long bone is fractured or if adipose tissue is injured or as a result of a fatty liver

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air embolism (n.)

obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving

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