What Is an Embolus? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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A small particle that causes a blockage in a blood vessel is called?

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1. A condition caused by a blockage of a deep vein is called?

2. An embolus can be comprised of all of these substances except?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will measure your understanding of emboli. You will be asked about embolus symptoms, treatments, and definitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following questions:

  • What is the name of the particle that causes a blockage in a blood vessel?
  • An embolus in which organ can result in a stroke?
  • What is the condition that causes a blockage in a deep vein?
  • Which substances make up an embolus?

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about an embolus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding embolus symptoms to prevent a possible stroke
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the treatment of an embolus

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called What is an Embolus? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

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