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Glossary

Venous thromboembolism


Also known as: VTE, deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

A comprehensive term for abnormal venous blood clots, including the blocking of a vein by a thrombus (clot), and in some cases, including thrombus fragments then breaking off and lodging in the venous system elsewhere, for instance in the lungs.