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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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