thrombi are also divided into primitive, or autochthonous, and secondary varieties.
thrombi, in some instances, soften in their centers, and are then observed to contain a puslike substance.
Is the formation of emboli in the terminal branches of arteries always dependent on the disintegration of thrombi?
thrombi from dilatation are met with both in dilated arteries and veins.
Continuance is rather a quality of all thrombi, and is essentially growth, whether by lamellation or agglomeration.
The danger of this is greatly increased by infection, which breaks down the thrombi in the veins and arteries.
The thrombi grow by accretion in the direction of the heart.
The cause of this difference in the color of thrombi is to be sought for in their method of origin.
thrombi are also characterized by consistency and relative absence of moisture.
thrombi from compression are frequently formed in veins, in the vicinity of growing tumors.
1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek thrombos "lump, piece, clot of blood, curd of milk."
thrombus throm·bus (thrŏm'bəs)
n. pl. throm·bi (-bī)
A fibrinous clot formed in a blood vessel or in a chamber of the heart.
Plural thrombi (thrŏm'bī')
A clot consisting of fibrin, platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells that forms in a blood vessel or in a chamber of the heart and can obstruct blood flow. The rupture of atherosclerotic plaques can cause arterial thrombosis (the formation of thrombi), while tissue injury, decreased movement, oral contraceptives, prosthetic heart valves, and various metabolic disorders increase the risk for venous thrombosis. A thrombus in a coronary artery can cause a heart attack. Compare embolus.