rupture

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rupture,

in medicine: see herniahernia,
protrusion of an internal organ or part of an organ through the wall of a body cavity. The hernia is enclosed by a sac formed by the lining of the cavity. It results from a weakness or rupture in the wall, usually where there is already a natural weakness.
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rupture

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rupture

Pathol
a. the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
b. another word for hernia
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The thin cap ruptures easily, and a blood clot is formed quickly and sits on top of the ruptured plaque, causing severe blockage, cutting the nutrients and oxygen to the heart muscle.
When that cap ruptures, the plaque bleeds, the bleeding triggers a clot.