clot


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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

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

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

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

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..

More discussions about clot
References in periodicals archive ?
Blood clots can cause heart attacks or strokes and may be lethal in lungs and legs.
Whether a cat gets better or not will depend on the disease which caused the clot in the first instance, and the possible organ damage caused by clots.
Immediate treatment with blood thinners is needed to stop the clot from growing, prevent new clots from forming and stop the existing clot from moving to the lungs.
Blood clots occur when blood thickens and clumps together.
There are other contraceptive options that are preferable for women who are at increased risk of clots. In fact, the most effective contraception methods do not contain estrogen and are not associated with a higher blood clot risk.
Having a condition or treatment that can cause your blood to clot more easily, such as cancer (and chemotherapy and radiotherapy), heart and lung disease or inflammatory bowel disease, should also be considered as factors in the possibility of developing DVT.
After treatment the remainder of each clot was weighed to assess the relative weight reduction of the clot.
Clopidogrel is commonly used in people to prevent coronary arterial thromboembolism--a clot's blockage of an arterial branch in the heart.
Andrew Gwynne MP, head of the All-Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group, said: "It is especially tragic for patients who are beating their cancer to subsequently die of a clot that could have been prevented.
If a blood clot develops, it could cause a blockage in the legs, lungs, a stroke or heart attack.
But while dissolving a clot with tPA is less invasive than extracting it with a mechanical device, tPA clears obstructions from only about one-third of jammed cerebral arteries.
Other advantages: Three months after having a stroke, 60 percent who received both clot retrieval and tPA were functionally independent and free from disability, compared with 35 percent who received only tPA.