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Thrombosis vs. Embolism — What's the Difference?

Thrombosis vs. Embolism — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Thrombosis and Embolism

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Thrombosis

Thrombosis (from Ancient Greek θρόμβωσις thrómbōsis "clotting”) is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. When a blood vessel (a vein or an artery) is injured, the body uses platelets (thrombocytes) and fibrin to form a blood clot to prevent blood loss.
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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), amniotic fluid (amniotic fluid embolism), or foreign material.
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Thrombosis

The formation, presence, or development of a thrombus.
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Embolism

Obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus.
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Thrombosis

(pathology) The formation of thrombi in the blood vessels of a living organism, causing obstruction of the circulation.
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Embolism

An embolus.
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Thrombosis

The obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot formed at the site of obstruction; - distinguished from embolism, which is produced by a clot or foreign body brought from a distance.
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Embolism

(pathology) 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.
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Thrombosis

The formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
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Embolism

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.
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Embolism

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

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.
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Embolism

Intercalated time.
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Embolism

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

An insertion into a calendar
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Embolism

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