The blocking of an artery by a clot or foreign material. Embolization can be done as treatment to block the flow of blood to a tumor.

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  • Embolization — is a non surgical, minimally invasive procedure performed by an interventional radiologist and interventional neuroradiologists. It involves the selective occlusion of blood vessels, by purposely introducing emboli.Therapeutic… …   Wikipedia

  • embolization — (Amer.) n. condition or process in which a blood vessel or an organ is clogged by a blood clot or other obstruction (also embolisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Embolization — A treatment that clogs small blood vessels and blocks the flow of blood, such as to a tumor. * * * 1. The formation and release of an embolus into the circulation. 2. Therapeutic introduction of various substances into the circulation to occlude… …   Medical dictionary

  • embolization — therapeutic embolization; n. the introduction of embolic material to reduce or completely obstruct blood flow in such conditions as congenital arteriovenous malformations (see angioma), angiodysplasia, malignant tumours, or arterial rupture.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • embolization — ˌembələ̇ˈzāshən, ˌlīˈz noun ( s) : the condition of being embolized pulmonary embolization or of embolizing embolization of a thrombus …   Useful english dictionary

  • embolization — noun Date: 1942 the process or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embolization — /em beuh leuh zay sheuhn/, n. obstruction of a blood vessel or organ by an embolus. [1945 50; EMBOL(US) + IZATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • embolization — noun A nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that effects the selective occlusion of blood vessels by purposely introducing emboli …   Wiktionary

  • embolization — or embolisation ˌɛmbəlʌɪ zeɪʃ(ə)n noun Medicine the formation of an embolus …   English new terms dictionary

  • embolization — em·bo·li·za·tion …   English syllables

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