What's "air embolism"? Are there other "embolisms" too?
This is a medical term. An "air embolism" is an artery/blood vessel blockage, which occurs when one or more air bubbles enter a vein or artery and block it. There are other types of "embolisms," which are other forms of artery blockages. For example, a "pulmonary embolism" is a blood clot in the lungs. Ex: The patient has an air embolism. Ex: This is a pulmonary embolism. It's dangerous, so we need to act quickly.