embolism embolism  /ˈɛm boʊ ˌlɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an insertion into a calendar
  2. (n) occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

Usage(s):

  1. But that time never came Madison died of a pulmonary embolism less than two weeks later.
  2. The greatest danger of air embolism is in emergency ascentsperhaps after the scuba has gone out of kilter at great depth.

News

  1. Serena Williams: 'My body has never felt better'

    Serena Williams has definitely come back after health problems that included stepping on glass in 2010 and a pulmonary embolism in 2011. The tennis star graces the cover of Essence mag's July cover, wearing an ombre Carmen Marc Valvo swimsuit and Ben-Amun hoop earrings.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. New Lawsuit on NuvaRing Pulmonary Embolism: Now, AttorneyOne Can Provide Advice

    According to court documents, on April 4, a Williamson County resident filed a lawsuit in Illinois Southern District Court alleging his wife suffered pulmonary embolism from her NuvaRing and died. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Pulmonary embolism is one of the most common causes of sudden death in this country, so he was in a life-threatening situation," Morrissey said.
    on Nov 16, 2009 By: Morrissey Source: New York Times

  2. "I did suffer from a pulmonary embolism but that has since been sorted out. It is not something I inherited but something that just happened," said Spies. "There are two sides to this story. The bad one is of not playing the sport I love -...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Pierre Spies Source: Independent Online

  3. Zac Hanson noted that "a pulmonary embolism can kill you. ...... We're in a holding pattern until Isaac is better."
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Zac Hanson Source: Tulsa World

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