blood clotting

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blood clot

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.
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Noun1.blood clotting - a process in which liquid blood is changed into a semisolid mass (a blood clot)
clotting, coagulation, curdling - the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
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Pregnancy and childbirth also pose another major risk factor, and estrogen-based birth control and hormone therapies used to treat menopause symptoms also can increase blood clotting risks among women.
University of Illinois biochemistry professor James Morrissey, who led the study with chemistry professor Chad Rienstra and biochemistry, biophysics and pharmacology professor Emad Tajkhorshid report that they are the first to describe in atomic detail a chemical interaction that is vital to blood clotting.
Two decades ago, Folts was among the first to show - first in animals and later in people - that aspirin is good for the heart because it slows blood clotting.
The scientific and medical communities believe such methodology may enable clinicians to better understand the complete blood clotting process in a patient.
A new international study, however, indicates that a drug that speeds blood clotting can reduce death and disability after a bleeding stroke, provided that the person is treated promptly.
May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is teaming up with the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) to raise funds that will support the organization's efforts to increase public awareness about potentially life-threatening blood clots and blood clotting disorders.