Pulmonary embolism/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Pulmonary embolism.

Blocking of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by an embolus.

This definition is at least in part based on: Anonymous (2015), Pulmonary embolism (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.