Definition of Thrombopenia

1. Noun. A blood disease characterized by an abnormally small number of platelets in the blood.

Exact synonyms: Thrombocytopenia
Generic synonyms: Blood Disease, Blood Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Essential Thrombocytopenia



Definition of Thrombopenia

1. Noun. (form of alternate form thrombocytopenia) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Thrombopenia

1. A decrease in the number of platelets in the blood, resulting in the potential for increased bleeding and decreased ability for clotting. Origin: Gr. Penia = poverty This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thrombopenia

thrombolic
thrombolite
thrombolites
thrombolus
thrombolymphangitis
thrombolysis
thrombolytic
thrombolytic agent
thrombolytic medication
thrombolytic therapy
thrombomodulin
thrombon
thrombonecrosis
thrombopathic syndrome
thrombopathy
thrombopenia (current term)
thrombopenias
thrombopenic purpura
thrombophilia
thrombophilias
thrombophilic
thrombophlebitic
thrombophlebitides
thrombophlebitis
thromboplastic
thromboplastid
thromboplastin
thromboplastinogen
thromboplastinogenaemia
thromboplastinogenase

Literary usage of Thrombopenia

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1. Anthrax Immunization Program: Hearing Before the Committee on Government by Christopher Shays (1999)
"... Cellulitis — inflammation of connective tissue; Purpura/thrombopenia - hemorrhage of blood into the skin/decrease in the number of blood platelets; ..."

2. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1922)
"... inhalation or injection of radio-active substances such as radium salts or solutions of thorium X are occasional causes of thrombopenia and purpura. ..."

3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"thrombopenia with prolonged bleeding time were the only blood abnormalities found. Gunn's63 case was also in a girl, aged 9, who had a previous history of ..."

4. Generalized Pain by Norbert Ortner, Francis Joseph Rebman (1922)
"... thrombopenia) and Jack's disease (see "Articular Pains") deserve a place, too. The subjective sensation is here restricted rather to a dull ..."

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