Obturating embolism



obturating embolism n.
The complete blockage of a blood vessel by an embolism.

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  • Obturation

    [ob-tuh-reyt, -tyuh-] /ˈɒb təˌreɪt, -tyə-/ verb (used with object), obturated, obturating. 1. to stop up; close. 2. Ordnance. to close (a hole or cavity) so as to prevent a flow of gas through it, especially the escape of explosive gas from a gun tube during firing. /ˈɒbtjʊəˌreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to stop up (an opening, […]

  • Obturator

    [ob-tuh-reyt, -tyuh-] /ˈɒb təˌreɪt, -tyə-/ verb (used with object), obturated, obturating. 1. to stop up; close. 2. Ordnance. to close (a hole or cavity) so as to prevent a flow of gas through it, especially the escape of explosive gas from a gun tube during firing. /ˈɒbtjʊəˌreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to stop up (an opening, […]



  • Obturator artery

    obturator artery n. An artery with origin in the internal iliac artery, with distribution to the ilium, pubis, obturator and adductor muscles and with pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior branches.

  • Obturator canal

    obturator canal n. An opening through which the obturator nerve and vessels pass from the pelvic cavity into the thigh.



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