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Definition of Pulmonary embolus

Pulmonary embolus: A blood clot or foreign material that has been carried through the blood into the pulmonary artery or one of its branches, plugging the vessel.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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