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noun[mass noun] Medicine
An abnormal tendency to develop blood clots.
- A patient's genetic information will be an important piece in solving the puzzle of thrombophilia.
- A patient who experiences repeated episodes of thrombosis is said to have thrombophilia or hypercoagulability.
- There is insufficient information to recommend use of PAI - 1 plasma levels or genotype in evaluating thrombophilia.
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