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What name is given to an obstruction of an artery by a substance carried by the blood?

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What name is given to an obstruction of an artery by a substance carried by the blood?
posted Sep 5, 2019 by Aarati Mahajan

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Embolism
An embolism is the lodging of an embolus, a blockage-causing piece of material, inside a blood vessel. The embolus may be a blood clot (thrombus), a fat globule (fat embolism), a bubble of air or other gas (gas embolism), or foreign material.

answer Sep 10, 2019 by Deepika Jain
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