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thrombus

 [throm´bus]
a stationary blood clot along the wall of a blood vessel, frequently causing vascular obstruction. Some authorities differentiate thrombus formation from simple coagulation or clot formation. See also embolus.
Sites of thrombus formation. From Damjanov, 1996.
mural thrombus one attached to the wall of the heart adjacent to an area of diseased endocardium, or to the aortic wall overlying an intimal lesion. See also parietal thrombus.
occluding thrombus one that occupies the entire lumen of a vessel and obstructs blood flow.
parietal thrombus one attached to a vessel or heart wall; see also mural thrombus.

throm·bus

, pl.

throm·bi

(throm'bŭs, -bī),
A clot in the cardiovascular systems formed during life from constituents of blood; it may be occlusive or attached to the vessel or heart wall without obstructing the lumen (mural thrombus).
[L. fr. G. thrombos, a clot]

thrombus

(thrŏm′bəs)
n. pl. throm·bi (-bī)
A fibrinous clot formed in a blood vessel or chamber of the heart.

thrombus

Hematology An intravascular blood clot formed in vivo from fibrin thread accumulation around a platelet plug. See Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary thromboembolism.

throm·bus

, pl. thrombi (throm'bŭs, -bī)
A clot in the cardiovascular system formed during life from constituents of blood; it may be occlusive or attached to the vessel or heart wall without obstructing the lumen (mural thrombus).
Synonym(s): blood clot.
[L. fr. G. thrombos, a clot]

thrombus

A blood clot forming especially on the wall of a blood vessel. This is commonly the result of local damage to the inner lining of the vessel (the endothelium).

Thrombus

Formation of a blood clot within the vascular system. A thrombus becomes an embolism if it breaks away and blocks a blood vessel.

throm·bus

, pl. thrombi (throm'bŭs, -bī)
A clot in the cardiovascular system formed during life from constituents of blood; it may be occlusive or attached to the vessel or heart wall without obstructing the lumen (mural thrombus).
Synonym(s): blood clot.
[L. fr. G. thrombos, a clot]

Patient discussion about thrombus

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?

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