deep vein thrombosis

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deep vein thrombosis

n. Abbr. DVT
A condition in which one or more thrombi form in a deep vein, especially in the leg or pelvis, resulting in an increased risk of a pulmonary embolus. Also called deep venous thrombosis.
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The study was partly inspired, the authors noted, by a patient's nonphysician father who correctly diagnosed his son's Paget-von Schroetter syndrome and described the proper treatment--to which the attending physician exclaimed "Yahoo