pulmonary embolism

n.

The obstruction of pulmonary arteries, usually by detached fragments of a clot from a leg or pelvic vein.

Nearby words

  1. pulmonary atresia,
  2. pulmonary capillary wedge pressure,
  3. pulmonary circulation,
  4. pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome,
  5. pulmonary edema,
  6. pulmonary emphysema,
  7. pulmonary hamartoma,
  8. pulmonary hypertension,
  9. pulmonary insufficiency,
  10. pulmonary ligament


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