thrombocytopenia

noun
throm·​bo·​cy·​to·​pe·​nia | \ ˌthräm-bə-ˌsī-tə-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce thrombocytopenia (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of thrombocytopenia

: persistent decrease in the number of platelets in the blood that is often associated with hemorrhagic conditions

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Other Words from thrombocytopenia

thrombocytopenic \ ˌthräm-​bə-​ˌsī-​tə-​ˈpē-​nik How to pronounce thrombocytopenia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of thrombocytopenia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since these platelets are crucial for stopping bleeding under normal circumstances, this can lead to a dangerous problem known as thrombocytopenia. Roxanne Khamsi, Wired, 7 May 2020 Nicholas was born with a rare disease called thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome, which is characterized by missing bones and a low blood platelet count. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 3 Apr. 2020 In China and South Korea, the tick is known to spread SFTSV, short for the Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 11 July 2019 In Asia this tick has also been known to transmit potentially deadly viruses including ones that cause Japanese spotted fever and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome—conditions that can cause fever, vomiting and multiple organ failure. Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American, 26 June 2018 In humans, the ticks can carry diseases such as severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, which can have a fatality rate of up to 30 percent. Washington Post, 12 June 2018 What's more, according to CBS News, Longhorned ticks have been known to spread a deadly virus called SFTS, which stands for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2018 Symptoms include fever, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), leukocytopenia (low white blood cell count) and elevated serum enzyme levels. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, 24 Apr. 2018 That's a problem, because like the deer ticks that spread Lyme disease, East Asian ticks have been known to spread a deadly virus called SFTS, which stands for severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. CBS News, 24 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of thrombocytopenia

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrombocytopenia

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary thrombocyte + New Latin -o- + -penia

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“Thrombocytopenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrombocytopenia. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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thrombocytopenia

noun
throm·​bo·​cy·​to·​pe·​nia | \ ˌthräm-bə-ˌsīt-ə-ˈpē-nē-ə, -nyə How to pronounce thrombocytopenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of thrombocytopenia

: persistent decrease in the number of blood platelets that is often associated with hemorrhagic conditions

called also thrombopenia

Other Words from thrombocytopenia

thrombocytopenic \ -​nik How to pronounce thrombocytopenia (audio) \ adjective

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