Definition of Thrombocytosis

1. Noun. Increase in the number of platelets in the blood which tends to cause clots to form; associated with many neoplasms and chronic infections and other diseases.

Generic synonyms: Symptom



Definition of Thrombocytosis

1. Noun. (medicine) The condition of having an abnormally high number of thrombocytes (platelets) in the bloodstream; can give a predisposition to thrombosis ¹

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Medical Definition of Thrombocytosis

1. Increased numbers of platelets in the peripheral blood. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thrombocytosis

thrombocythemias
thrombocytic
thrombocytic series
thrombocytin
thrombocytopaenia
thrombocytopaenias
thrombocytopathy
thrombocytopenia
thrombocytopenia purpura
thrombocytopenias
thrombocytopenic
thrombocytopenic purpura
thrombocytopoiesis
thrombocytoses
thrombocytosis (current term)
thromboelastogram
thromboelastograph
thromboelastography
thromboelastometric
thromboelastometry
thromboembolectomy
thromboembolic
thromboembolic meningoencephalitis
thromboembolism
thromboembolisms
thromboendarterectomy
thromboendarteriectomy
thromboendo-arterectomy
thromboendoarterectomy

Literary usage of Thrombocytosis

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1. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"Spurious hyperkalemia may result from hemolysis and/or thrombocytosis. HYPERURICEMIA About 15 percent of children and 40 percent of adults with SS disease ..."

2. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluationsedited by Barry Leonard edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Treatment of thrombocytosis in chronic myelogenous leukemia. Treatment of essential thrombocythemia. For the enzymatic debridement of severe bums. ..."

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