deep-vein thrombosis

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as deep vein thrombosis)
    a potentially fatal condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein or artery and may partially or completely block blood flow. It is often the result of long periods of immobility.

Medical

  • noun a condition arising when a thrombus formed in the deep veins of a leg or the pelvis travels to a lung where it may cause death. The condition may affect anyone who is inactive for long periods.
  • abbreviationd.v.t.

Travel

  • noun coagulated blood in the deep veins of a leg or the pelvis.
  • acronymDVT
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