coagulopathy

coagulopathy is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(kō-ag″yŭ-lop′ă-thē )

[coagul(ation)+ -pathy]
A defect in blood-clotting, esp. one that results in abnormal bleeding or thrombus formation. Laboratory evidence of coagulopathy includes prolongation of the prothrombin time, international normalized ratio, partial thromboplastin time, or a decrease in the number of circulating platelets.
SEE: blood coagulation

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