pulmonary embolism


pulmonary embolism

noun

Definition of PULMONARY EMBOLISM

: embolism of a pulmonary artery or one of its branches that is produced by foreign matter and most often a blood clot originating in a vein of the leg or pelvis and that is marked by labored breathing, chest pain, fainting, rapid heart rate, cyanosis, shock, and sometimes death—abbreviation PE

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up pulmonary embolism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).