thrombosis

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throm·bo·sis

noun \thräm-ˈbō-səs, thrəm-\

medical : a serious condition caused when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood in a blood vessel

plural throm·bo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of THROMBOSIS

:  the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel
throm·bot·ic \-ˈbä-tik\ adjective

Origin of THROMBOSIS

New Latin, from Greek thrombōsis clotting, from thrombousthai to become clotted, from thrombos clot
First Known Use: 1866

throm·bo·sis

noun \thräm-ˈbō-səs, thrəm-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural throm·bo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of THROMBOSIS

: the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel—see coronary thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis

thrombosis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in the heart or a blood vessel. Contributing factors include injury to a blood vessel's lining from inflammation (thrombophlebitis) or atherosclerosis, blood flow that is turbulent (e.g., from an aneurysm) or sluggish (e.g., from prolonged bed rest), or coagulation abnormalities (e.g., from high numbers of platelets or excessive fats in the blood). Thrombosis, especially in deep veins of the leg, is a particular danger after major surgery. A thrombus can block blood flow at the point of clot formation or break free to block it elsewhere (embolism).

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