Medical Dictionary

hypercoagulability

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

Medical Definition of hypercoagulability

plural

hypercoagulabilities

  1. :  excessive coagulability … underscores the critical role of systemic hypercoagulability in the pathogenesis of venous embolism.—Andrew I. Schafer, The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Apr. 2003

hypercoagulable

\-kō-ˈag-yə-lə-bəl\play adjective Acute inflammation promotes a hypercoagulable state that may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis …—Marie E. Holmqvist, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 3 Oct. 2012

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