pulmonary embolism(redirected from Pulmonary embolus)
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Related to Pulmonary embolus: pneumothorax, pneumonia, DVT, aortic dissection
pulmonary embolism[‚pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′em·bə‚liz·əm]
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.