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Swelling that does not go down after a few hours after the flight and the resumption of normal activity may be due to something more serious, such as a blood clot (also known as deep vein thrombosis).
Roughly 200,000 patients in the United States develop deep vein thrombosis each year and about 40,000 of these patients die of pulmonary embolism, caused when a blood clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs, blocking blood flow, the company said.
This type of clot, known as coronary thrombosis, is the usual cause of myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Hours spent in cramped seating — especially in the dehydrating atmosphere of a plane cabin — can lead to the formation of dangerous blood clots in some people, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, the consumer advocates say.
Bald men seem to have a greater number of androgen receptors in their scalps and androgens may contribute to both atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries, and thrombosis, a susceptibility to blood clots.
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Origin and Etymology of thrombosis
New Latin, from Greek thrombōsis clotting, from thrombousthai to become clotted, from thrombos clot
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
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Definition of thrombosis for English Language Learners
medical : a serious condition caused when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood in a blood vessel
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