Definitions for "Thrombophilia"
An increase in the tendency of the blood to clot, as in 'thrombosis'. In primitive, evolutionary times, a survival advantage for women giving birth, when loss of blood would on average be less, but exacting a price in terms of increased risk of stroke or venous thrombosis. The thrombophilias are implicated in disturbances of pregnancy, including recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth.
increased tendency of blood to clot due to impaired natural anticoagulant or fibrinolytic pathways.
A categorical term for several distinct conditions where there is an increased tendency for excessive clotting.
a heterogenous disorder, meaning that many genetic factors contribute to its occurrence