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atherothrombosis

noun ath·ero·throm·bo·sis \ ˌa-thə-(ˌ)rō-thräm-ˈbō-səs, -thrəm- \

medical Definition of atherothrombosis

plural atherothromboses play \-ˌsēz\
:the formation of a blood clot within an artery as a result of atherosclerosis
  • As with any drug used to prevent atherothrombosis, vascular events are frequent among patients treated with aspirin or other antiplatelet drugs, and this phenomenon is sometimes described as treatment failure.
  • —Carlo Patrono et al.The New England Journal of Medicine1 Dec. 2005

atherothrombotic

play \ˌa-thə-(ˌ)rō-thräm-ˈbä-tik, -thrəm-\ adjective
    • The use of aspirin is primarily for the primary and secondary prevention of atherothrombotic disease.
    • —Kenneth A. BauerThe Journal of the American Medical Association6 Apr. 2011

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