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embolism

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780198524038
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727511
embolism

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When fragments, usually of blood clot, are let loose in the bloodstream, they lodge in and obstruct the first vessels

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Subjects: Biological Sciences

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