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Medical Term:

consumption coagulopathy


a disorder in which marked reductions develop in blood concentrations of platelets with exhaustion of the coagulation factors in the peripheral blood; often used as a synonym for disseminated intravascular coagulation (q.v.).

See Also: fibrinogen-fibrin conversion syndrome

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