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clot

[klät]
(physiology)
A semisolid coagulum of blood or lymph.
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While all CHCs carry some risk of blood clots, the risk can differ based on the specific birth control method a woman uses.
Several studies are underway to prevent the clots from forming, including these two:
Large clots cause about one-fifth of them, says Walter Koroshetz, a neurologist and acting director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Md.
To prevent this, the blood forms clots that create a seal over the wound.
It has been launched to change perceptions about risk after research shows that 62% of Welsh people think they are more likely to develop blood clots on an aeroplane than in hospital.
It has been estimated that 1,250 people are risk of death every year in Wales from blood clots they may develop while they are in hospital.
The risk of blood clots substantially increases where pre-existing conditions promote clotting (see table below).
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.
More than half a million patients undergo knee replacement every year in the United States, While knee replacement surgery is a fairly safe procedure, all surgeries carry some risks, one of which is the formation of blood clots in the veins.
Summary: CAIRO - Venous blood clots (vein thromboembolism or VTE) occurs in 40-60 per cent of patients who are undergoing major orthopaedic surgery, say medical experts.
Thrombolytic drugs are used clinically to lyse blood clots in vivo and are administered to patients with venous or arterial thrombi.
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.