Medical Dictionary

hypoprothrombinemia

noun hy·po·pro·throm·bin·emia
variants: or chiefly British

hypoprothrombinaemia

\-prō-ˌthräm-bə-ˈnē-mē-ə\play

Medical Definition of hypoprothrombinemia

  1. :  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

or chiefly British

hypoprothrombinaemic

\-ˈnē-mik\play adjective

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