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1. To coagulate, said especially of blood.

2. A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when a liquid (e.g., blood or lymph) gels.

Origin: O.E. Klott, lump

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about cholesterol

As I understand it, materials are most likely to settle out on the inside of fast-flow curves, then get covered with clots that then build up more plaques. That happens mostly in arteries, build-up that can cause blockage would be more in small arteries, and blockage will more likely ...

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by Darby
Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: about cholesterol
Replies: 5
Views: 3580

Unsolved medical issue

... later they tested my blood clotting time and noticed it was somewhat longer than normal. I guess the upside is that I am at reduced risk of blood clots and embolia :) However, my condition does not affect normal life in anyway, and I don't even have much bruising or other symptoms, but I still ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Unsolved medical issue
Replies: 1
Views: 3230

Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... and prostaglandin is balanced, but in damaged arteries the balance is upset because the endothelial cells lining the artery are damaged so blood clots form. This can block the blood vessel it is forming in, or small pieces known as emboli can break off and travel through the blood vessels and ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Replies: 5
Views: 12954

---> biology help plz

It could lead onto blood clots which then lead onto heart attacks. This may happen due to the lack of oxygen and the build up of blood.

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by g0ld3n88
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ---> biology help plz
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

New-born mammals

... into peptides. Trypsin is particularly suited for this, since it has a very well defined specificity. Trypsin can also be used to dissolve blood clots in its microbial form and treat inflammation in its pancreatic form. Trypsin is used in baby food to pre-digest it. It can break down the protein ...

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by arian
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: New-born mammals
Replies: 6
Views: 4411
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