essential thrombocytopenia

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Related to essential thrombocytopenia: Essential thrombocythemia, Essential thrombocytosis
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Noun1.essential thrombocytopenia - the primary form of thrombocytopenia (rather than a shortage of platelets caused by other conditions such as tuberculosis or chemical suppression of bone marrow etc.)
thrombocytopenia, thrombopenia - a blood disease characterized by an abnormally small number of platelets in the blood
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