thrombocytopenia

Pronunciation: (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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-12-02