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View in Spanish: Trombocitemia esencial

Essential thrombocythemia
An increased number of thrombocytes (platelets) in the blood, without a known cause. Also called essential thrombocytosis.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.