capillary fragility


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fragility

 [frah-jil´ĭ-te]
susceptibility, or lack of resistance, to influences capable of causing disruption of continuity or integrity.
fragility of blood erythrocyte fragility.
capillary fragility abnormal susceptibility of capillary walls to rupture with extravasation.
erythrocyte fragility unusual susceptibility of erythrocytes to hemolysis under certain conditions; see mechanical fragility and osmotic fragility.
mechanical fragility unusual susceptibility of certain erythrocytes to hemolysis under mechanical stress.
osmotic fragility susceptibility of certain erythrocytes to hemolysis when exposed to increasingly hypotonic solutions; seen in some forms of hemolytic anemia and spherocytosis. A test of osmotic fragility is used in diagnosis of some types of hemolytic anemia.

cap·il·lar·y fra·gil·i·ty

the susceptibility of capillaries to breakage and extravasation of red blood cells under conditions of increased stress.

cap·il·lar·y fra·gil·i·ty

(kap'i-lār-ē fră-jil'i-tē)
The susceptibility of capillaries to breakage and extravasation of red blood cells under conditions of increased stress.
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Lack of this vitamin, a condition also referred to as 'Rutin', can lead to capillary fragility and bleeding in the eyes.
The Hess test or tourniquet test is a simple clinically test procedure that reflects capillary fragility and has been reported that to be positive in nearly all of the DHF cases [8].
Active Powder Eye Light LS 9792 was specifically designed to inhibit the formation of dark under-eye circles by reducing capillary fragility and microcirculation problems.

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