What Is a Thrombus? - Definition & Formation


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Which body system does a thrombus form in?

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1. What is a thrombus?

2. What is an embolus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz, you can answer just a few multiple choice questions to figure out what you do and don't know about thrombus. To do well on the quiz, you will have to know about what a thrombus is, how it forms and how it relates to an embolus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of:

  • The body system in which a thrombus forms
  • How to describe a thrombus
  • What an embolus is
  • How a thrombus comes to be
  • What blood transports

Skills Practiced

This assessment will develop your skills in the following:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as thrombus and embolus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding thrombi to correctly answer questions about their structure and formation
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a thrombus to draw connections between it and an embolus

Additional Learning

You can go through the lesson called What Is a Thrombus? - Definition & Formation if you would like to learn extra information about the material covered in this quiz. The lesson will teach you more about:

  • The parts of the human circulatory system
  • How a thrombus transitions into an embolus
  • Medical issues associated with a thrombus