Thrombosis
Health dictionary
Untitled Document
Search :      

Art dictionary
Financial dictionary
Hollywood dictionary
Insurance dictionary
Literature dictionary
Real Estate dictionary
Tourism dictionary

 
  Thrombosis



Thrombosis

    A blood clot formed in the blood vessel or in the heart.

RELATED TERMS
--------------------------------------

Blood
The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets; blood circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.

Clot
A jelly-like mass of blood.

Heart
The hollow, muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the circulatory system.



SIMILAR TERMS
--------------------------------------

Thrombocyte
Also known as platelets because of their small plate-like appearance. Their chief function is to initiate blood clotting when injury occurs.

Thrombocytopenia
Decrease in blood platelets.

Thromboembolism
A condition in which a blood clot fragment breaks off from one part of the body and blocks a blood vessel in another part of the body.

Thromboembolus
A clot of material that breaks free from a primary site, is transported in the bloodstream and becomes lodged and adhered at a secondary site.

Thrombolysis
The breaking up of a blood clot.

Thrombolytic Medication (clot-buster drug)
Medication used during a heart attack to dissolve any clots in the coronary arteries that may be blocking blood flow.

Thrombolytic therapy
A medication that dissolves blood clots.

Thrombophlebitis
The inflammation of a vein associated with a blood clot.

Thrombus
A blood clot.



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
--------------------------------------

Tenesmus
Straining to have a bowel movement. May be painful and continue for a long time without result.

Thallium stress test
A study in which radioactive potassium is carried by the blood and the progress is followed by x-ray pictures.

Thoracic
Pertaining to or affecting the chest.

Thrombolysis
The breaking up of a blood clot.

Thrombolytic therapy
A medication that dissolves blood clots.

Thrombosis

Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA)
A medication used to dissolve blood clots.

Tomography
From the Greek words "to cut or section" (tomos) and "to write" (graphein), in nuclear medicine, it is a method of separating interference from the area of interest by imaging a cut section of the object.

Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
A condition that occurs when there is a gap between the upper and lower segments of the esophagus, and food and saliva cannot pass through.

Trans fat
Vegetable oil that has been treated with hydrogen in order to make it more solid and give it a longer shelf life.

Transplantation
To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body or body part to another.

   We thank you for using the Health Dictionary to search for Thrombosis. If you have a better definition for Thrombosis than the one presented here, please let us know by making use of the suggest a term option. This definition of Thrombosis may be disputed by other professionals. Our attempt is to provide easy definitions on Thrombosis and any other medical topic for the public at large.
 
This dictionary contains 59020 terms.      









  
                    © Health Dictionary 2005 - All rights reserved -

   hrombosis / trombosis / thombosis / thrmbosis / throbosis / thromosis / thrombsis / thrombois / thromboss / thrombosi / tthrombosis / thhrombosis / thrrombosis / throombosis / thrommbosis / thrombbosis / thromboosis / thrombossis / thrombosiis / thrombosiss / 5hrombosis / 6hrombosis / yhrombosis / hhrombosis / ghrombosis / fhrombosis / rhrombosis / 4hrombosis / tyrombosis / turombosis / tjrombosis / tnrombosis / tbrombosis / tgrombosis / ttrombosis / th4ombosis / th5ombosis / thtombosis / thgombosis / thfombosis / thdombosis / theombosis / th3ombosis / thr9mbosis / thr0mbosis / thrpmbosis / thrlmbosis / thrkmbosis / thrimbosis / thr8mbosis / thronbosis / throjbosis / throkbosis / thro,bosis / thro bosis / thromvosis / thromfosis / thromgosis / thromhosis / thromnosis / throm osis / thromb9sis / thromb0sis / thrombpsis / thromblsis / thrombksis / thrombisis / thromb8sis / thrombowis / thromboeis / thrombodis / thromboxis / thrombozis / thromboais / thromboqis / thromboss / thrombosiw / thrombosie / thrombosid / thrombosix / thrombosiz / thrombosia / thrombosiq /