pulmonary embolism

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pulmonary embolism

[‚pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
(medicine)
Obstruction of the pulmonary artery or a branch of it by a free-floating blood clot (embolus) usually originating from a vein in the leg or pelvic area.
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