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View in Spanish: Trombocitopenia

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.

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