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Virchow triad

Pronunciation: fer'kow

Definition: functional triad concerned with the pathogenesis of thrombosis, following this order: 1. changes in the vessel wall; 2. changes in the pattern of blood (flow volume); and 3. changes in the constituents of blood (hypercoagulability).

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