Definition of Pulmonary embolism

1. Noun. Blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot.

Generic synonyms: Embolism

Definition of Pulmonary embolism

1. Noun. (pathology) The embolism or obstruction of a pulmonary artery, usually by a detached blood clot from a leg or pelvic vein, which causes a stoppage of blood into the lungs; symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, and sometimes death. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulmonary Embolism

pulmonary alveolus
pulmonary anthrax
pulmonary arteries
pulmonary artery
pulmonary circulation
pulmonary congestion
pulmonary edema
pulmonary embolism (current term)
pulmonary embolisms
pulmonary emphysema
pulmonary function test
pulmonary oedema
pulmonary pleura
pulmonary plexis
pulmonary reserve
pulmonary stenosis
pulmonary toilet
pulmonary trunk
pulmonary tuberculosis
pulmonary valve
pulmonary vein

Literary usage of Pulmonary embolism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"pulmonary embolism signifies the transport during life of clots, ... Latterly, the subject of pulmonary embolism, or the obstruction of this artery by means ..."

2. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1913)
"To establish the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism there must be a clear history of some etiologic condition, and the sudden appearance of such symptoms as ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1892)
"He could not recall having seen a positive case of pulmonary embolism, although he had seen several cases, in which that condition was suspected. ..."

4. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1907)
"pulmonary embolism. (Hemorrhagic Infarction; Embolism of the Lungi.) Pathology.—Embolic infarctions are firm, airless, brown or black, wedge-shaped masses, ..."

5. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1900)
"... many eases are so rapidly progressive as to reach a moribund state before remedial agents can be applied by the physician. pulmonary embolism. ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"(c) pulmonary embolism; Hemorrhagic Infarction of the Lung; Pulmonary Thrombosis Embolism of the main stem or of a branch of the pulmonary artery is by no ..."

7. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1921)
"EMBOLISM OF THE PULMONARY ARTERY AFTER HYSTERECTOMY Although pulmonary embolism is common after abdominal hysterectomy, it is difficult to obtain reliable ..."

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