Definitions for venous thrombosis
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word venous thrombosis
phlebothrombosis, venous thrombosis(noun)
thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood
A venous thrombosis or phlebothrombosis is a blood clot that forms within a vein. Thrombosis is a term for a blood clot occurring inside a blood vessel. A classical venous thrombosis is deep vein thrombosis, which can break off, and become a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. The disease process venous thromboembolism can refer to DVT and/or PE. An inflammatory reaction is usually present, mainly in the superficial veins and, for this reason this pathology is called most of the time thrombophlebitis. In fact, the inflammatory reaction and the white blood cells play a role in the resolution of venous clots.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The formation or presence of a blood clot (THROMBUS) within a vein.
Find a translation for the venous thrombosis definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these venous thrombosis definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"venous thrombosis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/venous thrombosis>.