Definition of Deep vein thrombosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A potentially fatal condition in which one or more thrombi (or clot) form in the predominantly the leg or, more unusually, the arm. The clot may break free from the venous wall and travel via the circulatory system to the heart or to the lungs (causing a pulmonary embolism); this condition is often caused by keeping the legs bent for long periods but can also be caused by other medical problems. ¹

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Medical Definition of Deep vein thrombosis

1. Blood clotting in the veins of the inner thigh or leg. In air travel, DVT is the economy-class syndrome. Even in young, health travelers the long stretches immobilised in cramped seats in cabins with very low humidity set the stage for the formation of a thrombus (blood clot) in the lower leg. Blood clots can break off (as an embolism) and makes its way to the luhg where it has the potential of causing respiratory distress and respiratory failure. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deep Vein Thrombosis

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deep state
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deep temporal artery
deep temporal nerves
deep temporal vein
deep temporal veins
deep thinker
deep transitional gyrus
deep transverse metacarpal ligament
deep transverse metatarsal ligament
deep vein thrombosis (current term)
deep venous thrombosis
deep water
deep waters
deep white layer of superior colliculus

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