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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To break up into particles that circulate in the blood.

Usage examples (5)
  • As UpToDate has it: In particular, patients with AF of more than 48 hours duration or of unknown duration .. may have atrial thrombi that can embolize.
  • The latter seems the most likely, and Foreman says they'll have to do target scans with contrast and embolize each one.
  • Distal DVTs rarely embolize but, if untreated, half of patients who present with a proximal DVT will develop a PE, and 2%-3% of them will die as a result.
  • Many substances, such as air, amniotic fluid during active delivery, fat, talc from illicit drug use, tumor cells, parasite eggs, and vegetations from heart valves, can... for more
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