DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for intracranial embolism

Intracranial embolism [DOID:4372]

In medicine, an embolism (plural embolisms; from the Greek ἐμβολισμός "insertion") is the event of lodging of an embolus (a detached intravascular mass capable of clogging capillary beds at a site far from its origin) into a narrow capillary vessel of an arterial bed which causes a blockage (vascular occlusion) in a distant part of the body. This is not to be confused with a thrombus which blocks at the site of origin.

Synonyms:  intracranial embolism,  DOID:4372,  Cerebral embolism with cerebral infarction,  cerebral embolism