blood platelet

noun

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Five years after Bravo, their blood platelet levels had still not returned to normal. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 That study, published in February in the American Journal of Hematology, analyzed reports of people who had experienced low blood platelet levels -- not blood clots. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, 19 Apr. 2021 There have been a total of 17 incidents of severe blood clotting while also experiencing low blood platelet levels, according to the CDC report published on Friday. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 1 May 2021 In terms of the blood clotting events with low blood platelet counts, the overall risk is roughly 1 in 250,000, when considering about 20 million people have received the AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK. Rob Picheta, CNN, 8 Apr. 2021 The rare clots, which proved fatal in one case, appeared in people's brains, abdomens and arteries, and were associated with low blood platelet counts, and occasionally bleeding. David Meyer, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2021 The combination of clots and low blood platelet counts is the same condition reported in dozens of people in Europe who had received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Angela Dewan, CNN, 14 Apr. 2021 One report details the case of a Virginia woman in her 40s who passed away after a clot formed in her brain several days after receiving the single-shot vaccine and was diagnosed with low blood platelet counts. Sarah Lynch Baldwin, CBS News, 14 Apr. 2021 Denmark reported two cases of blood clots and low blood platelet counts after the vaccine; one of the cases was fatal. Angela Dewan, CNN, 2 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood platelet was in 1888

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“Blood platelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20platelet. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

blood platelet

noun

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