[ em-buh-luh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛm bə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
obstruction of a blood vessel or organ by an embolus.
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Medical definitions for embolization
[ ĕm′bə-lĭ-zā′shən ]
The process by which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by an embolus or other mass.
The surgical introduction of various substances into the circulatory system to obstruct specific blood vessels.
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