|Other names||Blood clot|
|Diagram of a thrombus (blood clot) that has blocked a blood vessel valve|
A thrombus, also called a blood clot, is the final product of the coagulation step in hemostasis. There are two parts to a thrombus: aggregated platelets and red blood cells that form a plug, and a mesh of cross-linked fibrin protein.
The substance making up a thrombus is sometimes called cruor.
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