The medical abbreviation "DIC" typically stands for "Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation". DIC is a medical condition characterized by abnormal clotting and bleeding, which can lead to organ damage and failure. It is often associated with underlying conditions such as sepsis, trauma, or cancer, among others. DIC occurs when the body's clotting mechanisms become overactive and form small clots within blood vessels, which can deplete clotting factors and cause excessive bleeding in other areas of the body.
Healthcare professionals may use the term DIC when discussing a patient's medical history or when diagnosing and treating the condition. Treatment for DIC typically involves addressing the underlying cause of the condition and providing supportive care to manage bleeding and prevent organ damage.