What Causes a Thrombus? Topic Guide

What Causes a Thrombus? What Causes a Thrombus?: A thrombus is a blood clot in a blood vessel. A thrombus may form in a vein (venous thrombosis) or artery (arterial thrombosis). If a thrombus breaks free and enters the bloodstream, it is called an embolus. Injury, illness, immobility, obesity and some medications may increase the risk of or cause blood clots.

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urokinase Urokinase

Urokinase is a thrombolytic (THROM-bo-LIT-ik) drug, sometimes called a "clot-busting" drug. It helps your body produce a substance that dissolves unwanted b...learn more »