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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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Analysis of urokinase and alteplase at varying concentrations showed that clotted samples treated with alteplase at a concentration of 0.75 mg/mL yielded the highest average number of analyzable metaphases (Table 1).
As part of a blinded comparison of alteplase and ACR on clotted specimens, the mitotic index (MI) was calculated for a series of 40 standard and 40 high-resolution cultured specimens, including 20 each treated with alteplase or ACR, 20 sodium heparin and 20 clot-tube specimens (Table 2).
On the basis of the banding quality and chromosome length (550 band stage), the metaphase cells observed from the alteplase or ACR-treated samples were equivalent in quality to those of the heparin and clotted controls in both standard and high-resolution cultures (Figures 2, A and B, and 3, A and B).
All FISH studies were successful, regardless of whether the interphase cells were isolated from the clotted, sodium heparin, or thrombolytic-treated specimens.
Clotted blood and bone marrow specimens result in entrapment of these cells within the thrombus, eliminating their availability for culture.
Thrombolytic drugs have been shown to be effective in salvaging clotted specimens for laboratory testing requiring functional nucleated cells from blood or bone marrow specimens.
In the present study, our initial comparison between commercially available thrombolytic drugs indicated that only 2 drugs, urokinase and alteplase, were able to salvage clotted specimens such that the yield of metaphase cells was sufficient for routine clinical analysis (Table 1).
He sells unhomogenised milk, which means the cream has not been broken down and distributed through the milk, which gives it a taste of old and,in fact,he uses the slogan that makes clotted cream.
Now Colin is probably one of the only producers of clotted cream outside the traditional boundaries and the product is taking off.
Now he is hoping Welsh Clotted Cream will also take off with tourists and his fellow countrymen alike.