Diseases, Conditions and Tests
The RxList disease and condition listing contains explanations of many medical conditions and tests. Disease articles are written by U.S. Board Certified Physicians. To use the listing, browse the terms by selecting a letter.
Featured: Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (or DVT) refers to blood clotting in the veins of the inner thigh or leg. A blood clot in the deep veins is a concern because it can be dangerous especially when a piece of the blood clot breaks off, travels downstream through the heart into the pulmonary circulation system, and becomes lodged in the lung. More »