an increase in the number of platelets in the blood. It may occur in a variety of diseases, including chronic infections, cancers, and certain blood diseases and is likely to cause an increased tendency to form blood clots within vessels (thrombosis).

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  • Thrombocytosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 27591 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|289.9 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2267 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|2238 MeshID = Thrombocytosis is the presence of high… …   Wikipedia

  • thrombocytosis — noun The condition of having an abnormally high number of thrombocytes (platelets) in the bloodstream; can give a predisposition to thrombosis Syn: thrombocythemia …   Wiktionary

  • thrombocytosis — An increase in the number of platelets in the circulating blood. SYN: thrombocythemia. [thrombocyte + G. osis, condition] * * * throm·bo·cy·to·sis .thräm bə .sī tō səs n, pl to·ses tō sēz increase and esp. abnormal increase in the number of blood …   Medical dictionary

  • thrombocytosis — throm·bo·cy·to·sis …   English syllables

  • thrombocytosis — noun increase in the number of platelets in the blood which tends to cause clots to form; associated with many neoplasms and chronic infections and other diseases • Hypernyms: ↑symptom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Essential thrombocytosis — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Essential thrombocytosis ICD10 = ICD10|D|75|2|d|70, ICD10|D|47|3|d|37 ICD9 = ICD9|238.71 ICDO = 9962/3 Caption = OMIM = 187950 DiseasesDB = 4522 MedlinePlus = 000543 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2266 MeshID …   Wikipedia

  • reactive thrombocytosis — secondary thrombocytosis thrombocytosis occurring in reaction to some other disease process such as an infection, neoplasm, inflammatory process, or rheumatoid process …   Medical dictionary

  • Тромбоцитоз (Thrombocytosis) — увеличение количества тромбоцитов в крови. Может наблюдаться при различных заболеваниях, в том числе при хронических инфекциях, злокачественных опухолях и некоторых болезнях крови; тромбоцитоз является одной из причин развития повышенной… …   Медицинские термины

  • primary thrombocytosis — essential thrombocythemia …   Medical dictionary

  • essential thrombocytosis — An increased number of thrombocytes (platelets) in the blood, without a known cause. Also called essential thrombocythemia …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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