EMBOLISM

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A block in an artery caused by blood clots, fat globules, infected tissue, or cancer cells.
A block in an artery caused by blood clots or other substances, such as fat globules, infected tissue, or cancer cells.
obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus
(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 transported by the blood stream.


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