American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fibrinous clot formed in a blood vessel or in a chamber of the heart.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology: A small tumor which sometimes arises after bleeding, owing to escape of the blood from the vein into the cellular structure surrounding it, and its coagulation there.
- n. A fibrinous coagulum or clot which forms in and obstructs a blood-vessel.
- n. hematology, pathology A blood clot formed from platelets and other elements; that forms in a blood vessel in a living organism, and causes thrombosis or obstruction of the vessel at its point of formation or travel to other areas of the body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A clot of blood formed of a passage of a vessel and remaining at the site of coagulation.
- n. A tumor produced by the escape of blood into the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
- n. a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
- From the Modern Latin thrombus, from the Ancient Greek θρόμβος (thrombos, "lump”, “piece”, “blood clot”, “milk curd"); compare thrombo-. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek thrombos, clot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If the blood clot (called a thrombus) is large enough, then the flow in the entire heart artery can be blocked off.”
“When this clot dislodges (now called a thrombus) and moves through the arteries, it plugs blood flow across both openings to arteries at a place called the aortic bifurcation (the clot looks like a saddle).”
“They can cause blood clots, called a thrombus, which have the potential to break loose and cause damage by blocking off blood supply to tissues, most often a section of the large intestine.”
“A thrombus is a danger to only the area supplied by that artery.”
“DVT is the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, in a deep leg vein.”
“But sometimes the blood's ability to clot is triggered inside a blood vessel, forming a dangerous clot or "thrombus" that can become lodged in the heart, lungs, or brain and cut off blood flow.”
“Deep-vein thrombosis, also known as deep-venous thrombosis blood clot ( "thrombus") in a deep vein.”
“One way to formalize the value of the gut instinct about chest pain patients would be to introduce objective tools, like those that already exist for risk stratification of patients with pneumonia and for venous thrombus embolism.”
“The Stroke Team will want to find out as much information as possible to diagnose your child's stroke and the reasons why the thrombus or clot occurred.”
“A drug that breaks up or dissolves a thrombus (blood clot)”
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