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glossary: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.

glossary/phlebitis.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)