Origin of embolism
Related Words for embolismclump, lump, set, battery, cluster, array, thickness, bunch, group, gob, precipitate, body, glob, consolidation, bundle, bulk, occlusion, batch, grume, conglutination
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Hemiplegia is usually the result of a cerebral hemorrhage or embolism.Philosophy of Osteopathy
Andrew T. Still
My own physician, Doctor Chesnard, has just been here and suggests that it is an embolism.Two banks of the Seine
In advanced sclerosis there may be one or more of a series of accidents due to embolism, thrombosis, or rupture of the vessels.
Thrombosis is favored, and where atheromatous ulcers are formed, embolism is to be feared.
It is often due to embolism of infective material, gangrenous matter, etc.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Word Origin for embolism
late 14c., "intercalation of days into a calendar," from Old French embolisme, from Late Latin embolismus "insertion of days in a calendar to correct errors," from Greek embolimos, embolme "insertion," or embolos "a plug, wedge" (see embolus). Medical sense of "obstruction of a blood vessel" is first recorded in English 1855.
An obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an air bubble, a detached blood clot, or a foreign body.