cyto-, cyt-, -cyte, cytio-
(Greek: cells, cell, hollow; used primarily in the extended sense of "animal or plant cells" [because cells were originally thought to be hollow])
A general term for any disorder of the coagulating mechanism that results from dysfunction of the blood platelets.
thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic, thrombopenia
A reduced number of platelets in the blood.
The production of platelets (thrombocytes).
A reference to the formation of blood platelets.
A membrane defect in the red blood cells that permits the loss of excess potassium ions and water, causing dehydration of the cells.