coronary occlusion

coronary occlusion n the partial or complete blocking (as by a thrombus, by spasm, or by sclerosis) of a coronary artery

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coronary artery occlusion complete obstruction of one of the coronary arteries, usually from progressive atherosclerosis (sometimes complicated by thrombosis), rarely from embolism, arteritis, or dissecting aneurysm.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Coronary occlusion — A coronary occlusion is the partial or complete obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery. This condition may cause a heart attack. In some patients coronary occlusion causes only mild pain, tightness or vague discomfort which may be ignored …   Wikipedia

  • coronary occlusion — noun occlusion of a coronary artery caused either by progressive atherosclerosis or by a blood clot • Hypernyms: ↑coronary heart disease, ↑occlusion …   Useful english dictionary

  • coronary occlusion — noun Date: 1946 the partial or complete blocking (as by a thrombus, by spasm, or by sclerosis) of a coronary artery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coronary occlusion — Pathol. partial or total obstruction of a coronary artery, as by a thrombus, usually resulting in infarction of the myocardium. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • coronary occlusion — cor′onary occlu′sion n. pat partial or total obstruction of a coronary artery • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • coronary occlusion — /ˌkɒrənri əˈkluʒən/ (say .koruhnree uh kloohzhuhn) noun → coronary thrombosis …   Australian English dictionary

  • coronary occlusion — A blocking of the coronary artery, resulting in unconsciousness and death, unless medical aid is available and availing. Heart trouble within the meaning of a policy excepting from coverage disability caused by heart trouble. Frank v United Ben.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • coronary thrombosis — ☆ coronary thrombosis n. [coined (1912) by J. B. Herrick (1861 1954), U.S. physician] the formation of a clot in a branch of either of the coronary arteries, resulting in obstruction of that artery: also called coronary occlusion …   English World dictionary

  • occlusion — 1. The act of closing or the state of being closed. 2. In chemistry, the absorption of a gas by a metal or the inclusion of one substance within another (as in a gelatinous precipitate). 3. Any contact between the incising or masticating surfaces …   Medical dictionary

  • occlusion — n. a coronary occlusion * * * [ə kluːʒ(ə)n] a coronary occlusion …   Combinatory dictionary

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