hypoprothrombinemia

noun

hy·​po·​pro·​throm·​bin·​emia
variants or chiefly British hypoprothrombinaemia
: deficiency of prothrombin in the blood usually due to vitamin K deficiency or liver disease (especially obstructive jaundice) and resulting in delayed clotting of blood or spontaneous bleeding (as from the nose or into the skin)

called also prothrombinopenia

hypoprothrombinemic adjective
or chiefly British hypoprothrombinaemic

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“Hypoprothrombinemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypoprothrombinemia. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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