an abnormally low number of thrombocytes (platelets);
the condition may result in abnormal bleeding and bruising. The normal
platelet range is 150,000-300,000 per millimeter of blood. Thrombocytopenia
may be controlled by the administration of certain cytokines or by removal
of the spleen.
ThrombocytopeniaJAMA A decreased number of blood platelets (cells important for blood clotting). See also Platelets.
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