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Related to thromboasthenia: thrombocytopenia, Von Willebrand disease


1. decreased platelet function; called also thromboasthenia.
Glanzmann thrombasthenia a hereditary platelet abnormality characterized by defective clot retraction, prolonged bleeding time, and related symptoms such as epistaxis and inappropriate bleeding. Clinically there is abnormal glass adhesion and impaired aggregation to ADP, collagen, and thrombin. Called also thrombasthenia and Glanzmann's disease.
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An abnormality of platelets characteristic of Glanzmann thrombasthenia.
See also: Bernard-Soulier syndrome.
Synonym(s): thromboasthenia
[thromb- + G. astheneia, weakness]
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An abnormality of platelets; to date, several varieties have been categorized; often finding characteristics of Glanzmann thrombasthenia.
Synonym(s): thrombo-aesthenia.
[thromb- + G. astheneia, weakness]
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Abnormality of platelets.
Synonym(s): thromboasthenia.
[thromb- + G. astheneia, weakness]
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