hypoprothrombinemia

noun
hy·​po·​pro·​throm·​bin·​emia
variants: or chiefly British hypoprothrombinaemia \ -​prō-​ˌthräm-​bə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypoprothrombinemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoprothrombinemia

: 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

Other Words from hypoprothrombinemia

hypoprothrombinemic or chiefly British hypoprothrombinaemic \ -​ˈnē-​mik How to pronounce hypoprothrombinemia (audio) \ adjective

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“Hypoprothrombinemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypoprothrombinemia. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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