hypercoagulability

noun hy·per·co·ag·u·la·bil·i·ty \ ˌhī-pər-kō-ˌa-gyə-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of hypercoagulability

: a state or condition marked by an increased tendency to form blood clots within a blood vessel : excessive coagulability
  • Patients can have other conditions that increase their risk of stroke such as congenital heart disease or hypercoagulability
  • —Allison Horton

hypercoagulable

play \ˌhī-pər-kō-ˈa-gyə-lə-bəl\ adjective
    • Acute inflammation promotes a hypercoagulable state that may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism.
    • —Marie E. Holmqvist et al.

First Known Use of hypercoagulability

1924

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Medical Dictionary

hypercoagulability

noun hy·per·co·ag·u·la·bil·i·ty \ -kō-ˌag-yə-lə-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of hypercoagulability

plural hypercoagulabilities
: excessive coagulability
  • … underscores the critical role of systemic hypercoagulability in the pathogenesis of venous embolism.
  • —Andrew I. SchaferThe New England Journal of Medicine10 Apr. 2003

hypercoagulable

play \-kō-ˈag-yə-lə-bəl\ adjective
    • Acute inflammation promotes a hypercoagulable state that may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis
    • —Marie E. HolmqvistThe Journal of the American Medical Association3 Oct. 2012

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