Blood that has been converted from a liquid to a solid state. Also called a thrombus.
The process by which a blood clot forms is termed coagulation. A blood clot, or thrombus, is stationary within a vessel or the heart. If it moves from that location through the bloodstream, it is referred to as an embolus.
Picture of a blood clot is formed
- Blood clots, estrogen-associated
Blood clots, estrogen-associated: Blood clots are occasional but serious side effects of estrogen therapy. They are dose-related, that is, they occur more frequently with higher doses of estrogen. Estrogen therapy preparations (all of which carry this risk) include: esterified estrogens esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone estradiol estrogens (conjugated) and medroxyprogesterone estrogens conjugated The brand names of […]
- Blood count
Blood count: The calculated number of white or red blood cells (WBCs or RBCs) in a cubic millimeter of blood.
- Blood culture
Blood culture: A test designed to detect if microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi are present in blood. A sample of blood obtained using sterile technique is placed in a culture media and incubated in a controlled environment for 1 to 7 days. If microorganisms grow, they can be identified as to type and tested […]
- Blood draw
Blood draw: Removal of blood, usually by venipuncture (phlebotomy, venous blood sampling). Common term for blood sampling for laboratory analysis.
- Blood glucose
Blood glucose: The main sugar that the body makes from the food in the diet. Glucose is carried through the bloodstream to provide energy to all cells in the body. Cells cannot use glucose without the help of insulin. Glucose is a simple sugar (a monosaccharide). The body produces it from protein, fat and, in […]