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Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Definition: disorder characterized by reduction in the elements involved in blood coagulation due to their utilization in widespread blood clotting within the vessels; the activation of the clotting mechanism may arise from any of a number of disorders; in the late stages, it is marked by profuse hemorrhaging.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): disseminated intravascular coagulation, consumption coagulopathies

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