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(noun) Plural form of embolus.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... endothelial cells lining the artery are damaged so blood clots form. This can block the blood vessel it is forming in, or small pieces known as emboli can break off and travel through the blood vessels and jam at any narrow point in the system, causing a restriction of blood flow to the affected ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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... of mixed tissue necrosis and living tissues are hard to separate. A good example is an arterial clot that has lysed and caused multiple smaller emboli of the peripheral vessels of the leg. The necrotic wedges from these emboli are interspersed with areas of perfused, living tissues, yet no surgeon ...

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by sickstan
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: leeches
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