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1. thrombocytopenia

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

Synonyms

  • essential thrombocytopenia
  • blood disorder
  • blood disease

Antonyms

  • hypervolemia

Etymology

  • cytopenia (English)
  • thromb- (English)

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Example sentences of the word thrombocytopenia


1. Noun, singular or mass
People who have a low blood platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, cannot create platelets as most of our bodies do.

2. Adjective
The medical term for a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia 4.

3. Verb, base form
Some conditions that may lead to thrombocytopenia include rickettsial diseases transmitted by ticks, cancer, and a reaction to a vaccine or medication.

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