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.
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- n. a blood disease characterized by an abnormally small number of platelets in the blood
A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia, and may create problems with bruising, bleeding, etc. although there are other factors involved.
Also, abnormalities in blood coagulation and thrombocytopenia, which is a decrease in blood platelets, have been observed.
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 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.
But heparin has potential side effects, including uncontrolled bleeding and a condition known as thrombocytopenia, or too few platelets in the blood.
Radiation can also cause a low platelet count, also called thrombocytopenia, though this is uncommon with radiation to the areas near the breast.
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
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).
Other findings include disseminated intravascular coagulation, bone marrow aplasia with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, elevated liver enzyme values, hypocalcemia, hyponatremia and rhabdomyolysis.
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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