embolism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n embolism occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
    • n embolism an insertion into a calendar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Embolism Intercalated time.
    • Embolism Intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as, the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year.
    • Embolism (Med) The occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden unconsciousness and paralysis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embolism Intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years in an account of time. The Greeks made use of the lunar year of 354 days, and to adjust it to the solar year of 365 days they added a lunar month every second or third year, which they called ἐμβόλιμος μη\ν, or μη\ν ἐμβόλιμος, intercalated month.
    • n embolism Intercalated time.
    • n embolism In pathology, the obstruction of a vessel by a clot of fibrin or other substance abnormally present and brought into the current of the circulating medium from some more or less distant locality. Embolism commonly causes paralysis in the brain, with more or less of an apoplectic shock.
    • n embolism In liturgics, a prayer for deliverance from evil, inserted in almost all liturgies after the Lord's Prayer, as an expansion of or addition to its closing petition, whence the name. Also embolismus.
    • n embolism Also embolia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Embolism em′bo-lizm the insertion of days in an account of time to produce regularity: an intercalated prayer for deliverance from evil coming after the Lord's Prayer:
    • n Embolism em′bo-lizm (med.) the presence of obstructing clots in the blood-vessels
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. embolismus, from Gr. to throw or put in, insert; cf. intercalated: cf. F. embolisme,. See Emblem
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. embolismosemballein, to cast in.

Usage

In literature:

It may also mean that embolism has taken place, and the pulmonary artery is blocked, withholding blood from the lungs.
"The Grey Room" by Eden Phillpotts
Embolism plays an important part in determining one form of gangrene, as has already been described.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Embolism of coronary artery.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
He knew something about the effects of an embolism.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
Portions of this thrombus, or clot, may be washed away and produce embolism of a smaller artery.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
It is possible that fat embolism may account for death in some of the more rapidly fatal cases.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
They appear secondarily as spreading infections from milk glands, thyroids, anal glands, or as embolisms.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
A pulmonary embolism shouldn't kill him, but the effects were disproportionate to the cause and would last a while.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Embolism of the will.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
Should the thrombus be on the carotid arteries, hemiplegia may result from cerebral embolism.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
A gastrula is established by a mixed process of embole and epibole.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
A source of embolism must also be associated, that these scars may be regarded as of embolic origin.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

Serena Williams' Pulmonary Embolism, Hematoma : FAQ.
After a long battle with pancreatic cancer that forced him to give up playing for Deep Purple in 2002, Jon Lord suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today.
According to his website, the 71-year-old suffered a pulmonary embolism on Monday (July 16), after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Using the Innova 4100 to Detect, Embolize Liver Cancer Nodules.
Explains how GE's Innova system is used to perform embolization of hepatic tumors.
Genesis Proximal Occusion Funnel Catheters Offer Embolic Protection.
Funnel Catheter line of proximal occlusion funnel catheters for embolic protection.
Pulmonary Embolism Higher at Low Volume Hospitals.
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common illness that can cause death and disability.
Spiral CT in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism .
Pulmonary embolism is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.
Glenn Bauer, shown left, died died unexpectedly on March 4 at the age of 44 as the result of an embolism.
Pelvic arterial embolization for postpartum hemorrhage saves lives, preserves uterus.
Get updates on Pulmonary Embolism.
News and information about Pulmonary Embolism on Oprah.com.
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In science:

As an example, consider long-term anticoagulation treatment, as often given after events such as stroke, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Koizumi J., Yoshida Y., Nakazawa T. and Ooneda G. (1986) Experimental studies of ischemic brain edema. 1. A new experimental model of cerebral embolism in rats in which recirculation can be introduced in the ischemic area.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Yang Y., Li Q., Miyashita H., Howlett W., Siddiqui M. and Shuaib A. (2000) Usefulness of postischemic thrombolysis with or without neuroprotection in a focal embolic model of cerebral ischemia. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Shuaib, Usefulness of postischemic thrombolysis with or without neuroprotection in a focal embolic model of cerebral ischemia, J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Postischemic (6-Hour) treatment with recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator and proteasome inhibitor PS-519 reduces infarction in a rat model of embolic focal cerebral ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
J. Koizumi, Y. Yoshida, T. Nakazawa, G. Ooneda, Experimental studies of ischemic brain edema. 1. A new experimental model of cerebral embolism in rats in which recirculation can be introduced in the ischemic area, Jpn. J.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Shuaib, Usefulness of postischemic thrombolysis with or without neuroprotection in a focal embolic model of cerebral ischemia, J.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
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