Definition of thrombophlebitis in English:


Line breaks: thrombo|phle¦bitis
Pronunciation: /ˌθrɒmbəʊflɪˈbʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the wall of a vein with associated thrombosis, often occurring in the legs during pregnancy.
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    • Patients with a history of deep vein thrombosis or thrombophlebitis who have surgery should receive perioperative subcutaneous heparin prophylaxis.
    • Ginger is therefore a good herb for people with a history of stroke or atherosclerosis, thrombophlebitis and varicose veins.
    • The most common adverse events with ertapenem therapy are diarrhea, nausea, headache, vaginitis in females, phlebitis / thrombophlebitis, and vomiting.

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