thromboembolism


thromboembolism
Embolism from a thrombus. [thrombo- + G. embolismos, embolism]

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throm·bo·em·bo·lism .thräm-bō-'em-bə-.liz-əm n the blocking of a blood vessel by a particle that has broken away from a blood clot at its site of formation

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n.
the condition in which a blood clot (thrombus), formed at one point in the circulation, becomes detached and lodges at another point. It is most commonly applied to the association of phlebothrombosis and pulmonary embolism (pulmonary thromboembolic disease).

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throm·bo·em·bo·lism (throm″bo-emґbo-liz-əm) obstruction of a blood vessel with thrombotic material carried by the blood stream from the site of origin to plug another vessel. thromboembolic adj

Thromboembolism; the main branches of the pulmonary artery are occluded with multiple emboli.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • thromboembolism — [thräm΄bō em′bə liz΄əm] n. [ THROMBO + EMBOLISM] the obstruction of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus thromboembolic [thräm΄bō em′bäl′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • thromboembolism — noun Date: 1907 the blocking of a blood vessel by a particle that has broken away from a blood clot at its site of formation • thromboembolic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thromboembolism — thromboembolic /throm boh em bol ik/, adj. /throm boh em beuh liz euhm/, n. Pathol. the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream from its site of formation. [1905 10; THROMBO + EMBOLISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • thromboembolism — noun An embolism caused by a blood clot carried in the bloodstream from its place of origin …   Wiktionary

  • thromboembolism — [ˌθrɒmbəʊ ɛmbəlɪz(ə)m] noun Medicine obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot that has become dislodged from its original site. Derivatives thromboembolic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • thromboembolism — throm·bo·embolism …   English syllables

  • thromboembolism — n. the condition in which a blood clot (thrombus), formed at one point in the circulation, becomes detached and lodges at another point. It is most commonly applied to the association of phlebothrombosis and pulmonary embolism (pulmonary… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thromboembolism — throm•bo•em•bo•lism [[t]ˌθrɒm boʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm[/t]] n. pat the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream • Etymology: 1905–10 throm bo•em•bol′ic ɛmˈbɒl ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • thromboembolism — noun occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus • Hypernyms: ↑occlusion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Тромбоэмболия (Thromboembolism) — состояние, при котором образовавшийся в кровеносном сосуде тромб отрывается от стенки сосуда, переносится с током крови и застревает в другом сосуде. Чаще всего данный термин применяется в связи с флеботромбозом и эмболией легких (легочная… …   Медицинские термины


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