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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: em'bo-lo-thar'a-pe

Definition: Occlusion of arteries by insertion of blood clots, Gelfoam, coils, balloons, etc., with an angiographic catheter; used for control of inoperable hemorrhage or preoperative management of highly vascular neoplasms.

[G. embolos, plug, + therapeia, medical treatment]

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