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EMBOLISM

The sudden blocking of an artery by a clot or foreign material which has been brought to its site of lodgment by the blood current. Origin: L. Embolismus, from Gr. Ballein = to throw This entry appears with alow from the Vocabulary of Cell and Molecular Biology
intracranial haematoma   intracranial haemorrhage   intracranial hypertension   intracranial hypotension   intracranial mycotic aneurysm   intracranial part of optic nerve   intracranial part of vertebral artery   intracranial pneumatocele   (1)
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