Glanzmann thrombasthenia

noun

Glanz·​mann thrombasthenia ˈglän(t)s-mən- How to pronounce Glanzmann thrombasthenia (audio)
: a rare, hereditary blood disorder that is marked by excessive bleeding and bruising and is caused by a deficiency or dysfunction of receptors which are found on the surface of platelets and which mediate platelet aggregation and adhesion

Note: Glanzmann thrombasthenia is typically inherited as an autosomal recessive trait requiring that both parents pass on a copy of the defective gene on a chromosome other than a sex chromosome.

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“Glanzmann thrombasthenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Glanzmann%20thrombasthenia. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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