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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

clot

(klŏt)
n.
A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels.
v.
To coagulate.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

clot

noun An intravascular coagulum.
 
verb To coagulate.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

clot

Vox populi noun An intravascular coagulum. See Blood clot, Hard clot, Sentinel clot verbTo coagulate.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

clot

A thick, coagulated, viscous mass, especially of blood elements.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Clot

A soft, semi-solid mass that forms when blood gels.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

clot

(klot)
1. To coagulate (e.g., blood).
2. A soft, nonrigid, insoluble mass formed when a liquid congeals.
[O.E. klott, lump]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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There was a nonsignificant trend towards shorter clot formation time (plasma TEG-K: 1.12 [+ or -] 0.6 versus 1.5 [+ or -] 1.4 min; p = 0.08) in insulin-dependent diabetics compared to non-insulin-dependent diabetics.
In automated and semi-automated optical instruments, plasma becomes turbid or opaque owing to fibrin formation, and two methods such as photo-optical and mechanical methods are used in detection of clot formation.
cutaneum strains showed positive clot formation. Clot formation was always found to be positive in C.
Sadeghi, Other possible side effects include blood clot formation in arteries and veins, perforation of the bowel wall, and an increased amount of protein in the urine.
ARTISS contains blood plasma proteins essential to clot formation. www.baxter.com
The term Thombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura sounds like an oxymoron, but it means that the platelets that form these spontaneous clots are not available for clot formation elsewhere.
Therefore, it is possible that the stress of strenuous endurance exercise, such as marathon running, and prolonged air travel increases the risk of blood clot formation. Indeed, several documented cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT, a blood clot in the deep leg veins) and pulmonary embolism (PE, blood clots in the lungs), conditions that are related to pathological clot formation, have been reported in otherwise healthy runners who have travelled via car or airplane to and from a competition.
After endurance exercise, both coagulatory and fibrinolytic activation occurs, meaning that there is an increase in both clot formation and in the breaking down of blood clots.
The results indicate that the interaction between ABeta42 and fibrinogen may induce abnormal fibrinogen structures prior to fibrin clot formation and that this oligomeric fibrinogen plays an important role in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis, Ahn says.The findings could suggest a drug target for disrupting this interaction, thereby preventing the downstream consequences, which could include decreased blood flow, cognitive dysfunction and inflammation of the neurons.In June, researchers from the same lab published a report in Neuron demonstrating that amyloid-Beta leads to the formation of tougher blood clots, and that decreasing the level of fibrinogen could reduce the pathology of Alzheimer's disease.
A study published in the June 10 issue of the journal Neuron suggests that abnormalities in the process of blood clot formation may play a role in both disorders.
Microvisk, based in St Asaph, is developing a technologically advanced device to enable people to check quickly and accurately if they are getting the correct dosage of Warfarin - the most commonly prescribed oral anti coagulant drug used to delay blood clot formation.