Definitions for "Disseminated intravascular coagulation"
Serious disruption of blood clotting mechanisms, resulting in hemorrhaging or internal bleeding. Condition is a complication of an underlying disorder.
A phenomenon which arises due to the depletion of clotting elements in the blood; caused by many disease processes; diffuse, severe hemorrhaging can occur; without treatment, it is often fatal.
A bleeding disorder characterized by the excessive utilization of blood-clotting factors, due to widespread clotting within blood vessels; the resultant hemorrhaging often represents a terminal event in a number of diseases.