A blood cot that forms along the wall of a blood vessel is called a thrombus. An embolus is a piece of a thrombus that breaks and flows through the blood until it gets stuck in a small blood vessel downstream from the original thrombus. Trace the pathway an embolus that broke off from a thrombus in the femoral vein would take (assume it gets stuck in arterioles before it reaches capillary beds).
Thrombosis is the process of the formation of a blood clot, typically at the site of a wound. The blood clot is formed through from the platelets aggregating together, then the fibrin fibers forming a network on top.
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Thrombosis is the development of blood clots in the veins or arteries, most often in the legs. Learn how to define thrombosis, then explore its causes, symptoms, the risk factors for it, and treatment.