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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.
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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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Fibrin-[alpha]2AP crosslinks are also responsible for only weak effects, but these cross-links result in strong inhibition of clot lysis when clot retraction occurs.
It can demonstrate impairment of clot initiation (due to enzymatic factor deficiency or drug effects), a slow clot propagation rate, weakened clot firmness (platelet or fibrinogen deficiency or dysfunction), and premature clot lysis leading to coagulopathic bleeding (22) This is done using a citrated whole blood sample, and results are typically available in 15 minutes or less.
(2006) Development of an in vitro model to study clot lysis activity of thrombolytic drugs.
There are very few reports that have highlighted the in vitro procedure for WB clot lysis by using DD and structural evaluation for fibrinolytic activity assessment.
When correlation analysis between the 50% of clot lysis, the rate of fibrin lysis and fibrinogen concentration was performed, it was found that only in HTA and T2D patients there was a positive correlation between those parameters.
Booyse presented new findings revealing that "protection is likely due to diverse combinations of altered biological functions, including changes in hemostasis and endothelial cell fibrinolysis which refers to blood clot lysis."
Clot lysis occurs when this powerful activator converts plasminogen (incorporated within the clot) into plasmin.
In the next phase, he plans to investigate how the TPA release occurs, the nanospheres' effect on clot lysis, and the degree of efficiency of the encapsulation.
Furthermore, in the Phase I study of BB-10153, evidence of proof-of-concept fibrinolytic activity was obtained in ex vivo clot lysis assays and in vivo production of fibrin degradation products.
Clot lysis requires the enzyme plasmin (see Figure 2), which is produced when tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) activates plasminogen that has been incorporated within the clot (Vine, 1990).
In -vitro blood clot lysis studies were performed with other organisms after purification to an extent (6, 18, 16, 26, 36).