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clot

[klät]
(physiology)
A semisolid coagulum of blood or lymph.
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Do some combined hormonal contraceptive methods have a higher blood clot risk than others?
Several studies are underway to prevent the clots from forming, including these two:
The five trials, all published in the New England Journal of Medicine this year, included patients who had a large blood clot in a major cerebral artery.
Kate was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with a blood clot on her lung - also known as a pulmonary embolism - and a deep vein thrombosis in her leg.
In reality, two thirds of blood clots occur in hospital or 90 days following discharge.
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.
Clinton has already had at least one blood clot in the leg before.
It is important to note that blood clot risk doesn't disappear once a patient leaves the hospital; in the JBJS study, half of the patients developed their blood clots over 15 days after surgery.
About 70 per cent of such cases don't show any symptoms and the patient can suddenly die of the blood clot.
Testing of the 2 most successful drugs, alteplase and urokinase, was repeated as described above, to determine the optimal thrombolytic concentration for effectively lysing the clot and maximizing metaphase yield.
While a potentially deadly blood clot forming in one so young and fit may seem surprising, Williams was actually at risk from clots because she'd been out of action after cutting her foot on broken glass last summer, and had undergone surgery on the foot.