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Thrombocytopenia

Synonym(s)

  • thrombopenia

Definition(s)

A decrease in the number of blood platelets.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Persistent decrease in the number of blood platelets that is often associated with hemorrhagic conditions -- called also thrombopenia.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 25, 2014