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clot

 [klot]
1. a semisolidified mass, as of blood or lymph; called also coagulum.
2. coagulate. See also clotting.
blood clot a coagulum in the blood stream formed of an aggregation of blood factors, primarily platelets, and fibrin with entrapment of cellular elements; see also thrombus. Some authorities differentiate thrombus formation from simple coagulation or clot formation. Called also cruor.

clot

(klot),
1. To coagulate, said especially of blood.
2. A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when a liquid (for example, blood or lymph) gels.
[O.E. klott, lump]

clot

(klot)
1. coagulum; a semisolid mass, as of blood or lymph.

agony clot  a type of antemortem clot formed in the process of dying.
antemortem clot  one formed in the heart or in a large vessel before death but found after death.
blood clot  a coagulum in the bloodstream formed of an aggregation of blood factors, primarily platelets, and fibrin with entrapment of cellular elements.
chicken fat clot  a yellow-appearing blood clot, due to settling out of erythrocytes before clotting.
currant jelly clot  a reddish clot, due to the presence of erythrocytes enmeshed in it.
laminated clot  a blood clot formed by successive deposits, giving it a layered appearance.
passive clot  one formed in the sac of an aneurysm through which the blood has stopped circulating.
plastic clot  one formed from the intima of an artery at the point of ligation, forming a permanent obstruction of the artery.
postmortem clot  one formed in the heart or in a large blood vessel after death.

clot

(klŏt)
n.
A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels.
v.
To coagulate.

clot

clot

noun An intravascular coagulum.
 
verb To coagulate.

clot

Vox populi noun An intravascular coagulum. See Blood clot, Hard clot, Sentinel clot verbTo coagulate.

clot

(klot)
1. To coagulate, said especially of blood.
2. A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when a liquid (e.g., blood or lymph) gels.
[O.E. klott, lump]

clot

A thick, coagulated, viscous mass, especially of blood elements.

Clot

A soft, semi-solid mass that forms when blood gels.

clot

soft, insoluble, jelly-like mass formed by blood or lymph coagulation

clot

(klot)
1. To coagulate (e.g., blood).
2. A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when a liquid congeals.
[O.E. klott, lump]

clot,

n coagulated blood, plasma, or fibrin.
clot, blood,
n a coagulum formed of blood of a semisolidified nature. See also clotting factors.

clot

1. a semisolidified mass, as of blood or lymph.
2. to form such a mass.

dilute whole blood clot retraction test
an indirect measure of fibrinolytic activity. Whole blood is diluted with saline, chilled, then warmed. The time for clot retraction, and later clot lysis, is measured.
clot formation
a complex interaction, part of the phenomenon of blood clotting. The process is irreversible but the clot may be dissolved naturally.
clot lysis
the time required for a clot to lyse at 98.6°F (37°C) is a reflection of the plasmin content of the blood. Clot retraction and fibrinogen content of the blood sample are also influential.
clot retraction
the drawing away of a blood clot from a vessel wall, a function of thrombasthenin, released by blood platelets.
clot retraction test
a test for platelet numbers and function. Clotted whole blood should retract away from the sides of a glass tube in 1 to 2 hours.

Patient discussion about clot

Q. What causes blood clots? My father had a heart attack which was caused by a blood clot. Am I at risk for developing blood clots too? How do I prevent it from happening?

A. I found a website that checks your risks for inheriting your family's illness, including blood clots. They have a test you can do which is called "Free Risk Assessment for Thrombophilia":
http://www.dnadirect.com/patients/tests/blood_clotting/more_about/GH_Thr_Risk.jsp

Q. How can I prevent blood clots? I am 45 years old and am supposed to go on a business trip overseas. The flight itself is 12 hours long and then I have to continue traveling by bus. Could this cause me to have blood clots? If so, how can I prevent it?

A. Always walk as much as you can on the plane. Also, rotate your ankels in circles. Sometimes try to use your ankels and make the alphabet with them. Have fun..

Q. very dark blood clots @ first sight of period? At first sight of period, instead of normal rosy spotting it's brownish spotting followed by small clots.

A. totally agree with hottie, most likely that will be in normal range of variation. unless you feel some unusual pain, then you need to find medical advice. but it is also suggested for you to go to your ob-gyn doctor for a regular checkup anyway.
stay healthy always..

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