Comprehensive Treatise of Electrochemistry

Volume 10 Bioelectrochemistry

  • Supramaniam Srinivasan
  • Yu. A. Chizmadzhev
  • J. O’M. Bockris
  • Brian E. Conway
  • Earnest Yeager

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hermann Berg
    Pages 189-229
  3. M. R. Tarasevich
    Pages 231-295
  4. Edmond F. Bowden, Fred M. Hawkridge, Henry N. Blount
    Pages 297-346
  5. Michael N. Berry, Anthony R. Grivell, Patricia G. Wallace
    Pages 347-380
  6. Yu. A. Chizmadzhev, V. F. Pastushenko
    Pages 381-443
  7. Eugene Findl, Elaine R. Strope, James C. Conti
    Pages 491-529
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 531-541

About this book


1.1. Definition of Terms-Thrombosis, Thromboembolic Disease, Atherosclerosis, and Blood Clotting The terms heart attack or myocardial infarction are more commonly used than thrombosis. The infarct-muscle destruction is simply the end result and thrombosis is the real cause of the heart attack. Thrombosis may be defined as the process of formation of a coalescent or agglutinated solid mass of blood components in the blood stream. Thrombi formed in either arteries or veins often cause occlusion in the vascular system and prevent blood flow. Obstruc­ to the blood vessel usually occurs at the site where the thrombi deposit. tion Furthermore, thrombi may break loose, travel through the circulating blood stream, and cause obstruction at some distal point of narrowing elsewhere. The mass or thrombus that moves is referred to as an "embolus." The two phenomena are lumped together under the term thromboembolic disease. Thrombosis that reduces blood supply to the heart is the primary factor in heart attacks.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Supramaniam Srinivasan
    • 1
  • Yu. A. Chizmadzhev
    • 2
  • J. O’M. Bockris
    • 3
  • Brian E. Conway
    • 4
  • Earnest Yeager
    • 5
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Electrochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  4. 4.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  5. 5.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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