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Glossary

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Thromboemboli
Blood clots that travel from the location they originally formed to another area of the body, i.e. clots in the legs that travel to the lungs
Thrombus (thrombi)
Blood clots
Trachea
Also known as the "windpipe"; a tube-like structure that carries air from the mouth to the lungs
Tricuspid valve
A valve in the heart that separates the right atrium from the right ventricle preventing blood from flowing from the ventricle backwards into the atrium