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thrombocytopenia

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in circulatory blood.

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  • n. An abnormally low number of platelets in the blood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a blood disease characterized by an abnormally small number of platelets in the blood

Etymologies

thrombo- +‎ cytopenia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia, and may create problems with bruising, bleeding, etc. although there are other factors involved.

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  • Also, abnormalities in blood coagulation and thrombocytopenia, which is a decrease in blood platelets, have been observed.

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  • The latest analysis of data has detected what could be a somewhat elevated rate of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause paralysis and death; Bell's palsy, a temporary facial paralysis, and thrombocytopenia, which is a low level of blood platelets, officials reported Friday.

    The Seattle Times

  • The latest analysis of data has detected what could be a somewhat elevated rate of Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause paralysis and death; Bell's palsy, a temporary facial paralysis, and thrombocytopenia, which is a low level of blood platelets, officials reported Friday.

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  • But heparin has potential side effects, including uncontrolled bleeding and a condition known as thrombocytopenia, or too few platelets in the blood.

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  • Radiation can also cause a low platelet count, also called thrombocytopenia, though this is uncommon with radiation to the areas near the breast.

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  • The study demonstrated that omacetaxine produced both strong hematologic responses and cytogenetic responses (no presence of the Philadelphia chromosome, a major feature of CML) with a safety profile consisting mainly of hematologic toxicities, such as thrombocytopenia

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  • A competitive pathway also converts 6-MP to its cytotoxic 6-thioguanine nucleotides (6-TGNs) that are associated with bone marrow suppression (leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia).

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  • Other findings include disseminated intravascular coagulation, bone marrow aplasia with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, elevated liver enzyme values, hypocalcemia, hyponatremia and rhabdomyolysis.

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  • My husband had a vasectomy, in part because of our experience and in part because Jasper was born with a form of thrombocytopenia, which would repeat in any subsequent births.

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