- PE - pulmonary embolism
- pulmonary artery embolism
- pulmonary embolus
- Embolism in the pulmonary artery or one of its branches.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Embolism of a pulmonary artery or one of its branches that is produced by foreign matter and most often a blood clot originating in a vein of the leg or pelvis and that is marked by labored breathing, chest pain, fainting, rapid heart rate, cyanosis, shock, and sometimes death -- abbreviation PE.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.