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

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

Examples of thromboembolism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "More reasons air pollution will send you to the hospital," 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, "11 Health Conditions You Should Know About If You’re Black and Pregnant," 30 July 2019 The cause of death was from a pulmonary thromboembolism, resulting from a blood clot that originated in his leg. Colleen Kratofil,, "Jonah Hill Gets Sister Beanie Feldstein's Name Tattooed on His Arm," 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, "Maroon 5 Manager Jordan Feldstein's Cause of Death Revealed," 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, "5 Ways Being Tall Affects Your Health," 8 Sep. 2017 These clots, called venous thromboembolisms, include blockages known as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis), which typically start in the legs and can travel to the lungs, raising a person's odds for stroke. Healthday,, "Tall people more likely to develop dangerous blood clots in veins," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of thromboembolism

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Thromboembolism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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