thromboembolism

noun
throm·​bo·​em·​bo·​lism | \ ˌthräm-bō-ˈem-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce thromboembolism (audio) \

Definition of thromboembolism

: the blocking of a blood vessel by a particle that has broken away from a blood clot at its site of formation

Other Words from thromboembolism

thromboembolic \ ˌthräm-​bō-​em-​ˈbä-​lik How to pronounce thromboembolism (audio) \ adjective

Examples of thromboembolism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On June 21, the FDA approved Pradaxa, a blood thinner designed to treat venous thromboembolism in children between the ages of three and 12. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2021 Venous thromboembolism refers to any blood clots that start in a vein, according to the American Heart Association. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2021 According to a postmortem report by the coroner, the music manager suffered from a condition called pulmonary thromboembolism and deep leg vein thrombosis, another type of blood clot. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 17 Apr. 2019 The study, published Tuesday in the BMJ, also found an association between exposure to this form of pollution and the risk of hospitalization for Parkinson's disease, diabetes, thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism. Jen Christensen, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019 What’s more, some research on the subject suggests that black people are most vulnerable to venous thromboembolism, with a 30 to 60 percent higher risk of this potentially dire health issue than white people. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 30 July 2019 The cause of death was from a pulmonary thromboembolism, resulting from a blood clot that originated in his leg. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, 28 Mar. 2018 According to a post-mortem report posted in the Coroner's website, Feldstein, 40, suffered from a condition detailed as pulmonary thromboembolism and deep leg vein thrombosis, another type of blood clot. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 19 Mar. 2018 More blood clots In a September study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, researchers investigated the link between height and venous thromboembolism, the third leading cause of heart attack and stroke. Amanda Macmillan, Time, 8 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of thromboembolism

1895, in the meaning defined above

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thromboembolism

noun
throm·​bo·​em·​bo·​lism | \ ˌthräm-bō-ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce thromboembolism (audio) \

Medical Definition of thromboembolism

: the blocking of a blood vessel by a particle that has broken away from a blood clot at its site of formation

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