Definitions for "Deep vein thrombosis"
The formation of a blood clot (solid mass of blood) within a blood vessel – particularly the large deep veins of the lower legs. They can be caused by a prolonged lack of body movement. The clot can block the flow of blood through the vessel and if the clot stays, it can cause tissue damage, due to lack of oxygen.
A clot in a deep vein, usually the leg. Symptoms may include pain, swelling or no symptoms at all. If untreated, the clot could travel to the lungs.
A blood clot that develops in a vein deep in a limb.