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Glossary: thrombocytopenia, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

thrombocytopenia

(THROM-boh-sy-toh-PEE-nee-uh)

A condition in which there is a lower-than-normal number of platelets in the blood. It may result in easy bruising and excessive bleeding from wounds or bleeding in mucous membranes and other tissues.

2008-12-02