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blood clot

n.
A semisolid gelatinous mass of coagulated blood that consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets entrapped in a fibrin network.

blood clotting n.

blood clot

A group of blood cells and platelets that clump together to form a clot, usually in a blood vessel. Blood clots can interfere with the circulation of blood.
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Noun1.blood clot - a semisolid mass of coagulated red and white blood cells
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
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We shall wait," said Van Helsing, "just long enough to fix the best spot for trephining, so that we may most quickly and perfectly remove the blood clot, for it is evident that the haemorrhage is increasing.
Q My husband is going to have a knee replacement, and a friend mentioned that this procedure can put you at risk for a blood clot.
Sometimes part of the blood clot can break off and travel to your lungs, which can cause a pulmonary embolism, a serious and potentially deadly condition.
Between 1 and 5 in every 10,000 women who are neither pregnant nor using CHCs experience a blood clot annually.
2 million men, ages 20 to 89, including 8,394 with DVT and 10,787 who experienced a pulmonary embolism, which occurs when a venous blood clot travels to the lungs.
If a blood clot develops, it could cause a blockage in the legs, lungs, a stroke or heart attack.
Q A friend of mine who underwent knee replacement suffered a blood clot afterwards.
The event will look to encourage passengers to ask their healthcare professional about developing a blood clot and how to avoid them.
A traveler should immediately seek medical evaluation if leg pain, swelling, redness (signs of a blood clot in a leg vein) or shortness of breath at rest or with exercise (symptoms that may indicate lung clots) occur after a long flight.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a blood clot in a vein located between her brain and her skull, but is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement from doctors at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
5] However, in patients with concomitant intrabladder blood clot formation and EBR, the urinary catheter is sometimes occluded by clots and thus fails to drain properly.
ISLAMABAD -- Young professionals are doubling their risk of suffering a potentially life threatening blood clot because they sit working for three hours at a time, eat lunch at their desks and then go home and sit on the sofa, a survey has found.