thromboembolism

noun
throm·bo·em·bo·lism | \ˌthräm-bō-ˈem-bə-ˌli-zəm \

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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Other Words from thromboembolism

thromboembolic \ˌthräm-bō-em-ˈbä-lik \ adjective

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The cause of death was from a pulmonary thromboembolism, resulting from a blood clot that originated in his leg. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "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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The first known use of thromboembolism was in 1895

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thromboembolism

noun
throm·bo·em·bo·lism | \ˌthräm-bō-ˈem-bə-ˌliz-əm \

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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