NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,386 terms related to cancer and medicine.
We offer a widget that you can add to your website to let users look up cancer-related terms. Get NCI’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms Widget.
- immune thrombocytopenia
- listen (ih-MYOON THROM-boh-sy-toh-PEE-nee-uh)
- A condition in which platelets (blood cells that cause blood clots to form) are destroyed by the immune system. The low platelet count causes easy bruising and bleeding, which may be seen as purple areas in the skin, mucous membranes, and outer linings of organs. Also called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, and ITP.