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em·bo·lism

 (ĕm′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
2. An embolus.

[Middle English embolisme, insertion of one or more days in a calendar, from Late Latin embolismus, from Greek embolismos, from emballein, to insert; see emblem.]

em′bo·lis′mic adj.
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embolism

(ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Pathology) the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus
2. (Botany) botany the blocking of a xylem vessel by an air bubble
3. (Horology) the insertion of one or more days into a calendar, esp the Jewish calendar; intercalation
4. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a prayer inserted in the canon of the Mass between the Lord's Prayer and the breaking of the bread
5. (Pathology) another name (not in technical use) for embolus
[C14: from Medieval Latin embolismus, from Late Greek embolismos intercalary; see embolus]
ˌemboˈlismic adj
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em•bo•lism

(ˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
2. intercalation, as of a day into a year.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin embolismus intercalation]
em`bo•lis′mic, adj.
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embolism

1. an intercalation of a day or days in the calendar to correct error.
2. the day or days intercalated. — embolic, embolismic, embolismical, adj.
See also: Calendar
the sudden obstruction of a blood vessel by a foreign object, as an air bubble or a blood clot.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embolism - an insertion into a calendar
calendar - a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
2.embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
occlusion - closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism - 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
fat embolism - 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
pulmonary embolism - blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
embolus - an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
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Translations
إنْسِداد دَمَوي
embolie
blodpropemboli
embolio
embólia
塞栓
색전증
embolija
embolie
embólia
emboli
damar tıkanıklığıemboli

embolism

[ˈembəlɪzəm] N (Med) → embolia f
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embolism

[ˈɛmbəlɪzəm] nembolie f pulmonary embolism
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embolism

n (Med) → Embolie f
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embolism

[ˈɛmbəlɪzm] n (Med) → embolia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

embolism

(ˈembəlizm) noun
a medical condition in which a mass of clotted blood or a small amount of air blocks a blood-vessel.
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em·bo·lism

n. embolismo, embolia, oclusión súbita de un vaso por un coágulo, placa o aire;
cerebral ______ cerebral;
pulmonary ______ pulmonar.
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embolism

n embolia; pulmonary — embolia pulmonar
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Transcranial Doppler detected cerebral microembolism following carotid endarterectomy: high microembolic signal loads predict post-operative cerebral ischaemia.
Causes of death were as follows: three (7.5%) cases of perforation of Meckel's diverticulum, two (5%) cases of intestinal tuberculosis, one (2.5%) case of multiple perforations (possibly due to microembolism) due to sepsis in the early post-operative period, during intensive care follow-up, one (2.5%) case of volvulus of the stomach and one (2.5%) case of radiation enteritis due to comorbid cardiovascular diseases.
In addition, heart failure in dogs induced by coronary microembolism resulted in loss of complex IV containing SC of the electron transport chain [77, 78].
Trauma induced coagulopathy is a complex process, and both microembolism and classical pulmonary embolism derived from a peripheral DVT were at play in this case - leading both to preoperative mild hypoxia events, and an acute catastrophic event on positioning.
Cerebral small-vessel disease, including leukoaraiosis, lacunes, microinfarcts, brain atrophy, and enlarged perivascular spaces, has been proved to be crucial in the progression of vascular cognitive impairment and mixed dementia, and it might strongly associate with carotid atherosclerosis.[sup][43] Carotid atherosclerosis strongly associated with small cerebral vessel disease, and the pathological pathway between them could be attributed to microembolism and shared risk factors.
Intravenous infusion of enteral feeding may lead to sepsis, acute respiratory distress, cardiovascular collapse, liver and renal failures, thrombosis, microembolism, hypersensitivity, seizures, multiple organ failure, and death (1, 3, 7-9).
Hamon, "Risk of acute brain injury related to cerebral microembolism during cardiac catheterization performed by right upper limb arterial access," Stroke, vol.
This intermittent but progressive neurological deficit in Danon disease is discussed in conjunction with a role of microembolism in association with the formation of intracardiac thrombus in otherwise normally contracting hypertrophic LV.
Cerebral damage during carotid clamping may be the result of microembolism and/or hypoperfusion.
Wei, "Perfusion scan in pulmonary tumor microembolism: report of a case," Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, vol.
Dalkara has demonstrated that an air microembolism from a patent foramen ovale can cause brain electrical disturbance and headache.

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