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- n. The embolism or obstruction of a pulmonary artery, usually by a detached blood clot from a leg or pelvic vein, which causes a stoppage of blood into the lungs; symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, and sometimes death.
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- n. blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
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