disseminated intravascular coagulation
Complication of septic shock in which endotoxin (from Gram negative bacteria) induces systemic clotting of the blood, probably indirectly through the effect of endotoxin on neutrophils. It may also develop in other situations where neutrophils become systemically hyperactivated.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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