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Cotton-fiber embolism

cotton-fiber embolism cot·ton-fi·ber embolism (kŏt’n-fī’bər)
An obstruction, often in small pulmonary arteries, produced by cotton fibers derived from sterile gauze used in intravenous medication or transfusion.


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