retrograde embolism

ret·ro·grade em·bo·lism

embolism of a vein by an embolus carried in a direction opposite to that of the normal blood current, after being diverted into a smaller vein.
Synonym(s): venous embolism

ret·ro·grade em·bo·lism

(ret'rō-grād em'bŏ-lizm)
Embolism of a vein by an embolus carried in a direction opposite to that of the normal blood current, after being diverted into a smaller vein.
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