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glossary:blood_clot [2008/05/01 04:06]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:blood_clot [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +====== Blood Clot: ======
 +(1) A [[thrombus]] is a clot which forms inside of a [[blood vessel]]. If that clot moves inside the vessel it is referred to as an [[embolus]] (embolism). The presence of atherosclerotic [[plaque]] lining blood vessel walls is a significant stimulus for clot formation.
 +The process by which a [[blood]] clot forms is termed coagulation. A blood clot, or thrombus, is stationary within a vessel or the [[heart]]. If it moves from that location through the bloodstream,​ it is referred to as an embolus.
 +Common Misspellings:​ blood cots, blod clot, blod cots 
 +(2) thrombus /​throm·bus/​ (throm´bus) pl. throm´bi ​  a stationary blood clot along the wall of a blood vessel, frequently causing vascular obstruction. Some authorities differentiate thrombus formation from simple coagulation or clot formation.
 +See also:
 +[[http://​​thesite/​lymphedema_deep_venous_thrombosis.htm|Deep Venous Thrombosis]]
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