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Cerebral Thrombosis

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Updated May 02, 2006

Definition: Formation or development of a blood clot within a blood vessel. A clot in an artery supplying the brain gradually cuts off the blood supply to to that particular area of the brain and causes a stroke. The clot usually develops because of damage to the wall of the blood vessel.
Pronunciation: ser'e-bral throm-bo'sis
Also Known As: blood clot
Alternate Spellings: thrombosis, thrombus, trombosi(Italian)
Common Misspellings: therombosis, trombosis
Examples:
Mr. Smith suffered a stroke that left him paralysed. It was caused by a blood clot that lodged in a blood vessel in his brain also known as a cerebral thrombosis.
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