Glossary

Thrombocytopenia: Decreased platelet count results in bruising and bleeding. Blood takes longer to clot following an injury.

Epistaxis: Bleeding from the nose is called epistaxis.

Menorrhagia: Excess menstrual bleeding at irregular intervals is called menorrhagia.

Hemostasis: When bleeding from an injured blood vessel is stopped due to platelets or due to a plaque obstruction or due to surgery it is called hemostasis.

HLA: Human leukocyte antigen is a protein found in all cells. It is used as a marker to match donor cells with the recipient’s cells.

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