coagulation

noun
co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion | \ kō-ˌa-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce coagulation (audio) \

Definition of coagulation

: the process of becoming viscous or thickened into a coherent mass : the forming of clots (as in blood or cream) : the process of coagulating … an incision is made on the skin of the forearm with a spring-loaded device, and the time to coagulation is measured.— Lawrence L. K. Leung

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Recent Examples on the Web AstraZeneca says the figure does not exceed naturally occurring coagulation in the general population, also echoed by the World Health Organization and EMA. Kayla Rivas, Fox News, "Sweden pauses AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines," 16 Mar. 2021 Saphajpal said plasma and coagulation products, which cause the blood to clot, are being rationed, even for patients in intensive-care units, some with liver failure and those awaiting transplants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Plasma shortage, fight club, pen pal programs: News from around our 50 states," 17 Nov. 2020 Evans said the suspensions seem premature, especially without more information about the incidents of blood coagulation disorders. NBC News, "Covid vaccines and blood clots: Experts warn little evidence for concern," 16 Mar. 2021 Sweden’s Public Health Agency said no such reports occurred in Sweden, but is awaiting results from the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) investigation to determine casual ties between coagulation and the vaccine. Kayla Rivas, Fox News, "Sweden pauses AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines," 16 Mar. 2021 The World Health Organization says it’s assessing reports of rare blood coagulation problems faced by some people in the European Union who received doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "US surpasses 100M vaccinations; about 1 in 4 adults have received at least one shot: COVID-19 updates," 13 Mar. 2021 But patient subgroups at-risk of sepsis and coagulation dysfunction who had received low-dose prophylactic doses of heparin had approximately 20% lower mortality than patients who had not. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, "Should Anticoagulants Be Used Early Or Late In Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19: Two Conflicting Answers," 26 Feb. 2021 Should patients hospitalized for Covid-19 be treated with anticoagulants as early as possible, or should treatment be delayed until clinical signs indicate that hyper-coagulation is likely? William A. Haseltine, Forbes, "Should Anticoagulants Be Used Early Or Late In Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19: Two Conflicting Answers," 26 Feb. 2021 Saphajpal said plasma and coagulation products, which cause the blood to clot, are being rationed, even for patients in intensive-care units, some with liver failure and those awaiting transplants. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Plasma shortage, fight club, pen pal programs: News from around our 50 states," 17 Nov. 2020

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Coagulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coagulation. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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coagulation

noun
co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion | \ kō-ˌag-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce coagulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of coagulation

1a : a change to a viscous, jellylike, or solid state especially : a change from a liquid to a thickened curdlike state not by evaporation but by chemical reaction the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood the coagulation of milk by rennin
b : the process by which such change of state takes place consisting of the alteration of a soluble substance (as a protein) into an insoluble form or of the flocculation or separation of colloidal or suspended matter
2 : a substance or body formed by coagulation : coagulum
3 : disruption of tissue by physical means (as by application of an electric current) so that denaturation and clumping of protein occur diathermic coagulation of tissues during surgery to seal bleeding blood vessels — see electrocoagulation, photocoagulation

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