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Aneurysm vs. Embolism

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Main Difference

The main difference between Aneurysm and Embolism is that the Aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel and Embolism is a disease of arteries, arterioles and capillaries.

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  • Aneurysm (noun)

    An abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel.

  • Embolism (noun)

    An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been transported by the blood stream.

  • Embolism (noun)

    The insertion or intercalation of days into the calendar in order to correct the error arising from the difference between the civil year and the solar year.

  • Embolism (noun)

    An intercalated prayer for deliverance from evil coming after the Lord's Prayer.

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  • Aneurysm (noun)

    a sac-like widening of a blood vessel.

  • Embolism (noun)

    Intercalation; the insertion of days, months, or years, in an account of time, to produce regularity; as, the embolism of a lunar month in the Greek year.

  • Embolism (noun)

    Intercalated time.

  • Embolism (noun)

    The occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. Embolism in the brain often produces sudden unconsciousness and paralysis.

Webster Dictionary
  • Aneurysm (noun)

    a cardiovascular disease characterized by a sac-like widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall

  • Embolism (noun)

    an insertion into a calendar

  • Embolism (noun)

    occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

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