Phlebitis

Phlebitis is the inflammation of a vein, usually in the legs. It most commonly occurs in superficial veins. Phlebitis often occurs in conjunction with thrombosis and is then called `thrombophlebitis` or `superficial thrombophlebitis`. Unlike deep vein thrombosis, the probability that superficial thrombophlebitis will cause a clot to break up a...
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Phlebitis

• (n.) Inflammation of a vein.
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phlebitis

<pathology> Inflammation of a vein. The condition is marked by infiltration of the coats of the vein and the formation of a thrombus. The disease is attended by oedema, stiffness and pain in the affected part and in the septic variety by pyaemic symptoms. ... Origin: Gr. Phlebos = vein. ... (11 Jun 1998) ...
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phlebitis

(flә-bi´tis) inflammation of a vein, especially one in a lower limb. It is usually not serious in a superficial vein, since these veins are numerous enough to permit blood flow to be rechanneled so that it bypasses the inflamed vein. In a deep vein or one inside the skull, it may be more dangerous; see also ...
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phlebitis

(phleb- + -itis) inflammation of a vein. The condition is marked by infiltration of the coats of the vein and the formation of a thrombus. The disease is attended by edema, stiffness, and pain in the affected part, and in the septic variety by pyemic symptoms.
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phlebitis

noun inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)
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Phlebitis

Phle·bi'tis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., a vein + -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of a vein.
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Phlebitis

An inflammation of a vein.
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phlebitis

Inflammation (redness, swelling, pain, and heat) of a vein, usually in the legs. Phlebitis may be caused by infection, injury, or irritation.
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Phlebitis

inflammation of a vein
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Phlebitis

Inflammation of a vein.
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phlebitis

Inflammation of a vein.
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phlebitis

Inflammation of the wall of a vein. It is sometimes associated with varicose veins or with a blockage by a blood clot (thrombosis), in which case it is more accurately described as thrombophlebitis. Phlebitis may occur as a result of the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, or due to long-term use of contraceptive pills, or following pro...
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phlebitis

inflammation of the wall of a vein. Phlebitis may result from the infection of tissues adjacent to the vein, or it may result from trauma or from a ... [1 related articles]
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phlebitis

phlebitis (flubī'tis) , inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis is almost always accompanied by a blood clot, or thrombus, in the affected vein, a condition known as thrombophlebitis (see thrombosis). Blood-clot formation may follow injury or be associated with infections. Thrombophlebitis of de...
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phlebitis

phlebitis 1. Inflammation of a vein; when accompanied by thrombus formation it is called thrombophlebitis. 2. Inflammation of a vein which is marked by infiltration of the coats of the vein and the formation of a thrombus (vascular obstruction). There is pain and tenderness along the course of the vein, discoloration of the skin, inflammatory swe...
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Phlebitis

Phlebitis: Inflammation of a vein. With phlebitis, there is infiltration of the walls of the vein and, usually, the formation of a clot (thrombus) in the vein (thrombophlebitis). Phlebitis in a leg, for example, will cause the leg to swell with edema fluid and feel stiff and painful.
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phlebitis

Type: Term Pronunciation: fle-bī′tis Definitions: 1. Inflammation of a vein.
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Phlebitis

When blood clots inside a vein or artery, at least two things take place: partial or complete obstruction to the flow of blood within the vessel, and inflammation. The veins of the lower legs are the usual sites of abnormal clots, and the reaction is commonly referred to as phlebitis - inflammation of a vein. Several factors may be responsible. Inj...
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phlebitis

[n] - inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)
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