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Related to capillary fragility: capillary fragility test
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.
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.