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The blocking of a blood vessel by a blood clot dislodged from its site of origin.

throm′bo·em·bol′ic (-ĕm-bŏl′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) pathol the obstruction of a blood vessel by a thrombus that has become detached from its original site
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(ˌθrɒm boʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm)

the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream.
throm`bo•em•bol′ic (-ɛmˈbɒl ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.thromboembolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus
occlusion - closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
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n (pl -li) tromboembolia
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A mass of thickened blood inside a vein is called "venous blood clots" or venous thromboembolisms" (VTEs).
(1.) Ozaki A, Bartholomew JR, Venous Thromboembolism (Deep Venous Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism), Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education, 2012.
The study looked at data from 2,000 hospitals on three SCIP outcomes measures: 30-day postoperative mortality, venous thromboembolisms, and surgical site infections (Arch.
Compliance rates with the SCIP measures ranged considerably from 53.7% to 91.4%, but the study found little evidence of a consistent relationship between a hospital's score and its rates of risk-adjusted mortality, venous thromboembolism, or surgical site infection.
To determine if having the Factor V Leiden genetic mutation increases the risk of thromboembolisms among women taking tamoxifen, Judy E.
Blood clots associated with those who take the pill occur in the veins of the legs and are called thromboembolisms, from which some women experience ongoing health problems, and three percent of women die.
An action against three pharmaceutical companies by women who had suffered thromboembolisms which they claimed were caused by third-generation oral contraceptives lost their case recently in a UK High Court.
Although renal artery thromboembolism (RATE) is rarely observed, it is a serious condition that can result in renal infarction.
Long-term, low-intensity warfarin therapy for the prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med 2003; 348:1425-1434.
As a consequence, many conditions associated with venous thromboembolism have been unraveled.