Something inserted, as a wedge; the piston or sucker of a pump or syringe.
A plug of some substance lodged in a blood vessel, being brought thither by the blood current. It consists most frequently of a clot of fibrin, a detached shred of a morbid growth, a globule of fat, or a microscopic organism.
EM-bo-lus A blood clot that forms in the blood vessels in one part of the body and then is carried to another part of the body.
embolos = wedge, something inserted; something blocking the lumen of a blood vessel.
Part of a thrombus that has broken free and traveled through the circulation until becoming lodged in a small vessel (and impeding flow). Other types of tissue, such as tumor or fat, and gas (e.g., an air bubble) can also form emboli.
A clot or other matter that travels through the blood stream to lodge in a small vessel and cause an obstruction to the circulation.
A clot that moves from one area of the body to another.
A mass of undissolved matter (such as a clot or air) originating in one part of the body, which has traveled to another part of the body (usually a blood vessel).
Clot, foreign object, air, gas or a bit of tissue or fat that circulates in the bloodstream until it becomes lodged in a blood vessel.
A clot or other matter which travels through the bloodstream and lodges in a small blood vessel, causing an obstruction to the circulation.
a blockage that has entered the bloodstream
a clot of blood, fat, air, or some other substance that travels through the bloodstream, lodging in small vessels
a clot (or a piece of plaque that acts in the same manner as a clot) that travels from the site here it formed to another location in the body
a clot or other plug brought by the blood from another vessel and entering into a second one, thus obstructing the circulation, generally
a clot that develops at another site and travels through the vascular system to a smaller vessel where it becomes lodged and interupts blood flow to the area served by that artery
a clot that has floated off from somewhere else
a clot that has formed in a blood vessel somewhere in the body, often in the heart
a clump that travels in blood until it is stopped in a blood vessel to small for it to pass
a solid mass that develops in a blood vessel after endothelial damage that results from platelets and masses of fibrin agglomerating
a substance that circulates from one location in the body to another, through the bloodstream
A clot (or other material such as a piece of tissue or an air bubble) that flows freely in the bloodstream.
Plug or clot of tumor cells within a blood vessel.
a thrombus which has broken away from the wall of the vein
a mass of clotted blood or other material moved by the blood from one vessel and forced into a smaller one.
a "wandering" blood clot.
A piece of a blood clot or plaque that breaks off and travels to a smaller vessel where it lodges and causes a blockage of blood flow.
A mass, such as an air bubble, a detached blood clot, or a foreign body, that travels through the bloodstream and lodges so as to obstruct or occlude a blood vessel.
An embolus is an embolism caused by blood or other materials such as air or fat.
A blood clot that forms in a blood vessel in one part of the body and then is carried to another part of the body. The plural of embolus is emboli.
a blood clot (or a substance such as air) that has moved from its place of origin and is causing obstruction to circulation elsewhere (plural: emboli)
A plug composed of a detached thrombus or mass of bacteria that occludes a blood vessel.
A fragment of plaque, tissue, or blood clot
a blood clot that has broken away from a thrombus and traveled through the circulatory system
A substance in a blood vessel which may be carried to a smaller vessel to become an obstruction to the flow.
pl. emboli, embolism A plug, composed of a detached blood clot, mass of bacteria, or other foreign body, blocking a vessel.
Something that travels through the bloodstream, lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it. Examples of emboli are a detached blood clot, a clump of bacteria , and foreign material such as air. See the entire definition of Embolus
A free-roaming clot that usually forms in the heart.
A plug, composed of a detached clot mass of bacteria or foreign body, occluding a blood vessel.
an abnormal particle (as an air bubble) circulating in the blood
A mass, such as an air bubble or blood clot, that travels in the bloodstream and gets stuck in a small blood vessel and blocks or decreases blood flow.
A traveling blood clot.
a blood clot or piece of inner artery wall that breaks off and travels to another artery down stream blocking flow distally
A blood clot that detaches from the inside of a blood vessel and travels in the blood stream (can also be fat, air, or a piece of tumor).
An air bubble, fat globule, or blood clot drifting in the bloodstream.
"Wandering" blood clot.
a blood clot or debris carried into the blood circulation.
Blood clot that causes embolism.
a blood clot, an air bubble, fat from broken bones, a mass of bacteria, or other debris or foreign material transported by the blood
a clot (thrombus) that breaks loose from where it is formed and travels via the bloodstream to and lodges in another part of the body.
a clot, usually part or all of a thrombus, carried by a larger vessel and forced into a smaller vessel, thus obstructing blood flow. See also Embolism and Thromboembolism.
Gr. 'plug,' e.g. cerebral embolus formed by a blood clot breaking away from the internal carotid artery ( Ch. 27).
a particle usually of thrombus moving in the blood stream blocking an artery
A small particle of blood, clot, fat or air that travels through the bloodstream and lodges in small vessels.
a blood clot moving from the heart or an artery to an organ.
Also called embolism; a blood clot that forms in a blood vessel in one part of the body and travels to another part.