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thrombosisthrom‧bo‧sis /θrɒmˈbəʊsɪs $ θrɑːmˈboʊ-/ noun (plural thromboses) [countable, uncountable]  technicalMI a serious medical problem caused by a clot forming in your blood that prevents the blood from flowing normally
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thrombosisResearch has suggested that for blood cells, this lipid asymmetry may help to maintain the delicate balance between haemostasis and thrombosis.A coronary thrombosis, the doctor had called it.After some time he died, coronary thrombosis.Some of his experiments suggested that high levels of processed sugar could lead to coronary thrombosis, diabetes and heart disease.He has been told not to drive, having developed thrombosis in his legs.Some may be due to cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a known complication of oral contraceptives.Thus diminution of prostacyclin production and stimulation of platelet aggregation both mediated by lipid peroxides could contribute to thrombosis on atheromatous plaques.Anti-embolic stockings were fitted to help prevent deep vein thrombosis.
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