Definitions of embolism

n occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism
obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
fat embolism
serious condition in which fat blocks an artery; fat can enter the blood stream after a long bone is fractured or if adipose tissue is injured or as a result of a fatty liver
pulmonary embolism
blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
Type of:
closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)

n an insertion into a calendar

Type of:
interval, time interval
a definite length of time marked off by two instants

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