Definition of Thrombocytopenia

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

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



Definition of Thrombocytopenia

1. Noun. (hematology) An abnormally low number of platelets in the blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Thrombocytopenia

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 Thrombocytopenia

thromboclastic
thrombocyst
thrombocytasthenia
thrombocyte
thrombocytes
thrombocythaemia
thrombocythaemias
thrombocythemia
thrombocythemias
thrombocytic
thrombocytic series
thrombocytin
thrombocytopaenia
thrombocytopaenias
thrombocytopathy
thrombocytopenia (current term)
thrombocytopenia purpura
thrombocytopenias
thrombocytopenic
thrombocytopenic purpura
thrombocytopoiesis
thrombocytoses
thrombocytosis
thromboelastogram
thromboelastograph
thromboelastography
thromboelastometric
thromboelastometry
thromboembolectomy

Literary usage of Thrombocytopenia

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1. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"In addition, alcohol inhibits the monocytes' adhesion abilities. thrombocytopenia thrombocytopenia is a frequent complication of alcoholism, affecting 3 to ..."

2. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"Serial platelet counts are necessary to monitor for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Mild thrombocytopenia may occur in 10 to 20 percent of patients ..."

3. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1922)
"Purpura with thrombocytopenia is very occasionally encountered in infections such as typhoid fever, tuberculosis (especially the miliary form), smallpox, ..."

4. Getting Fit Your Way: A Self-paced Fitness Guide (1993)
"People suspected of having lupus are usually tested for anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. Anemia Tests for anemia include those for hemoglobin, ..."

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