Definition of deep-vein thrombosis in English:

deep-vein thrombosis

noun

  • Thrombosis in a vein lying deep below the skin, especially in the legs. It is a particular hazard of long-haul flying.

    • ‘The journey itself, we are told, provides numerous hazards - aeroplanes carry the risk of deep-vein thrombosis, terrorists or other passengers with air rage.’
    • ‘Patients have an increased risk of blood clots, which can result in stroke, myocardial infarction, deep-vein thrombosis, and post-operative complications following cardiovascular surgery.’
    • ‘There, she sustained injuries in a bad fall, adding to an existing condition of angina, a deep-vein thrombosis, and suffering other conditions and infections.’
    • ‘Color-flow-Doppler-ultrasound is a highly sensitive and specific test for diagnosing deep-vein thrombosis.’
    • ‘The system shortly became the world standard for nonpharmacological prevention of deep-vein thrombosis.’
    • ‘The 10 passengers in the possible class action say they were not informed properly about the possibility of developing deep-vein thrombosis while on long flights.’
    • ‘Thrombosis of superficial veins in the legs has no connection with deep-vein thrombosis and is not dangerous.’
    • ‘You know I was so paranoid about deep-vein thrombosis, I took my aspirin and wriggled my legs but still I thought, that'd be right, I'll get off the plan and cark it.’
    • ‘In a study of 118 patients with deep-vein thrombosis he found that 15.9% of the patients had the mutation compared to 2.3% in the controls.’
    • ‘One in every 100 people who develops deep-vein thrombosis dies.’
    • ‘I would think the risk of deep-vein thrombosis for the same distance is much lower by plane.’
    • ‘The good thing about blood-thinning injections is that they remove blood clots in your leg that could turn into deep-vein thrombosis the next time you fly back home to see your loved ones.’
    • ‘Recent concerns about the danger of deep-vein thrombosis - potentially fatal blood clots that can form in the legs after prolonged sitting - underscore the importance of keeping limbs limber and blood flowing.’
    • ‘Data from both venogram and fibrinogen scans demonstrate that deep-vein thrombosis usually originates in the deep-veins of the leg.’
    • ‘The long hours in cramped conditions are believed to cause deep-vein thrombosis, or formation of blood clots, and it can be fatal if the clots circulate into the heart or the lungs.’
    • ‘The risk of deep-vein thrombosis can be reduced by avoiding becoming very overweight, staying active in general, and avoiding prolonged periods of immobility with the legs down.’
    • ‘It wants the EU to spend money researching how to beat deep-vein thrombosis.’
    • ‘For example, deep-vein thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in a vein, usually in your leg.’
    • ‘Going for frequent walks up and down the plane may help prevent deep-vein thrombosis, but won't endear you to the man in the aisle seat if you are by the window.’

Pronunciation:

deep-vein thrombosis

/ˌdēpˌvān THrämˈbōsəs/