There is sudden pain at the site of impaction of the embolus, and the pulses beyond are lost.
When this artery is blocked close to its origin by an embolus or thrombus, total aphasia results.
Detachment of a portion of the thrombus, according to Hoare, may result in the lodgment of an embolus in the brain or kidneys.
And yet the mere naming of the affliction eased her, although she had no conception of what an embolus might be.
She had still no conception of what an embolus was; but she naturally assumed that Louis could define an embolus with exactitude.
An embolus occupied the pulmonary artery, resembling a blood-clot found in the left common and internal iliac veins.
Success has followed opening the artery and removing the embolus.
At the post-mortem examination the left and right branches of the pulmonary artery contained an embolus.
As a matter of fact, Batsch under embolus crocatus first presents an unmistakable description and figure.
When an embolus becomes impacted at the bifurcation of the popliteal, if gangrene ensues it usually spreads well up the leg.
1660s, "stopper, wedge," from Latin embolus "piston of a pump," from Greek embolos "peg, stopper; anything pointed so as to be easily thrust in," also "a tongue (of land), beak (of a ship)," from emballein (see emblem). Medical sense is from 1866. Related: Embolic.
embolus em·bo·lus (ěm'bə-ləs)
n. pl. em·bo·li (-lī')
A mass, such as an air bubble, a detached blood clot, or a foreign body, that travels in the bloodstream and lodges in a blood vessel, thus serving to obstruct or occlude such a vessel.
Plural emboli (ěm'bə-lī)