PULMONARY EMBOLISM By N., Sam M.S. - 0 A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot obstructs a pulmonary artery and a loss of blood flow to lung tissue occurs. PULMONARY EMBOLISM: "A pulmonary embolism is a serious medical condition and must be addressed as soon as possible." Related Psychology Terms ARTERIOSCLEROTIC BRAIN DISORDER EMOTION (General) LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) BRAIN DISORDERS HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS) PMDD: Can It Be Cured? THROMBOSIS Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams RUSH, BENJAMIN (1746-1813) GALEN (C. 130-C. 220) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PULMONARY EMBOLISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pulmonary-embolism/ (accessed May 24, 2022).