Occlude legal definition of occlude
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occludeverb arrest, bar, barricade, block, blockade, check, choke off, close, cork, cover, dam up, debar, deter, fasten, hamper, hedge in, hem in, hinder, impede, inhibit, intercept, interclude, interrupt, lock, obstruct, obturate, oppilate, plug, preclude, prevent, prohibit, restrain, restrict, retard, seal, shut, shut in, shut off, stanch, stop, stop up, throttle, thwart, trammel, trap
See also: balk, bar, block, clog, close, constrict, debar, exclude, hinder, inhibit, lock, obstruct, seal, shut, stop
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The clots that occlude
arteries are composed primarily of platelets and fibrin, an altered form of fibrinogen.
However, a newly established body of evidence indicates that the vast majority of heart attacks are triggered by complex vulnerable lesions -- vulnerable plaque -- that suddenly rupture, causing blood to clot and occlude
If left untreated, the graft or fistula will occlude
, and the patient will be unable to undergo hemodialysis treatment.