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thrombocythaemia

Line breaks: thrombo|cyth¦aemia
Pronunciation: /ˌθrɒmbə(ʊ)sʌɪtˈhiːmɪə
 
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Definition of thrombocythaemia in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal proliferation of the cells that produce blood platelets, leading to an excess of platelets in the blood and increasing risk either of thrombosis or of bleeding.
Example sentences
  • The blood dyscrasias that most commonly lead to leg ulceration are sickle cell disease, thalassaemia, thrombocythaemia, and polycythaemia rubra vera.
  • Erythromelalgia, a symptom complex of painful inflammatory vasodilatation of extremities, is usually idiopathic or due to thrombocythaemia.
  • Dehydration during the marathon combined with an underlying thrombocythaemia probably precipitated his thrombosis.

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