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'''Definition'''
  
(Science: haematology) The [[formation]], [[development]] or presence of a [[thrombus]].
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''noun, plural: thromboses''
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[[Thrombus]] (blood clot) that forms in any part of the [[circulatory system]], causing impediment in [[blood]] flow
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Since [[thrombosis]] may lead to reduced blood flow [[oxygen]] and [[nutrient]]s delivered into the affected [[tissues]] may decrease. When the [[blood vessel]] is completely occluded due to [[thrombosis]], it may lead to the local death of the [[tissue]].
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Depending on the blood vessel affected, thrombosis may be:
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*arterial thrombosis (blood clot forming within the [[arteries]])
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*venous thrombosis (blood clot forming within the [[veins]])
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Thrombus or a [[fragment]] of a [[thrombus]] may detach from the original site of formation and circulate through the [[blood stream]] until it lodges within smaller vessels. This is called [[embolism]].
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''See also:''
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*[[thrombus]]
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''Related term(s):''
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*[[effort-induced thrombosis]]
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*[[platelet thrombosis]]
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*[[dilation thrombosis]]
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*[[coronary thrombosis]]
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*[[deep vein thrombosis]]

Latest revision as of 12:19, 27 August 2013

Definition

noun, plural: thromboses

Thrombus (blood clot) that forms in any part of the circulatory system, causing impediment in blood flow


Supplement

Since thrombosis may lead to reduced blood flow oxygen and nutrients delivered into the affected tissues may decrease. When the blood vessel is completely occluded due to thrombosis, it may lead to the local death of the tissue.

Depending on the blood vessel affected, thrombosis may be:

Thrombus or a fragment of a thrombus may detach from the original site of formation and circulate through the blood stream until it lodges within smaller vessels. This is called embolism.


See also:

Related term(s):

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