disseminated intravascular coagulation

n.

A hemorrhagic disorder that occurs following the uncontrolled activation of clotting factors and fibrinolytic enzymes throughout small blood vessels, resulting in tissue necrosis and bleeding.consumption coagulopathy

Nearby words

  1. dissemble,
  2. dissembler,
  3. disseminate,
  4. disseminated,
  5. disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis,
  6. disseminated lipogranulomatosis,
  7. disseminated lupus erythematosus,
  8. disseminated sclerosis,
  9. disseminated tuberculosis,
  10. dissemination


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