Definition of Purpura

1. Noun. Any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding.




Definition of Purpura

1. n. A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples.

Definition of Purpura

1. Noun. (medicine) The appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin that do not blanch when pressure is applied, caused by subdermal bleeding. ¹

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Definition of Purpura

1. a disease characterized by purple spots on the skin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purpura

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purpura (current term)
purpura hemorrhagica
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Literary usage of Purpura

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1901)
"purpura. Strictly speaking, purpura is a symptom, not a disease; but under tlj term are conveniently arranged a number of affections characterized kj ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"Group I. purpura Due to Diminution in Number of Platelets in Circulating Blood: ... purpura Not Readily Explicable on Basis of Blood Findings: Symptomatic ..."

3. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1917)
"purpura Definition.—A blood dyscrasia, characterized by the appearance of ... The exact mechanism of the production of purpura is not definitely known, ..."

4. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1915)
"purpura. Two main groups are to be distinguished : (1) Secondary purpura, which occurs from a ... (2) Primary or idiopathic purpura forms the second group. ..."

5. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1911)
"(2) Primary or idiopathic purpura forms the second group. ... This is the mildest variety of primary purpura. The hemorrhage» into the skin take the form of ..."

6. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1913)
"(a) Simple purpura.—The cause is unknown. Among predisposing influences, however, is age, the condition being most common in children about the time of ..."

7. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1917)
"Mechanical purpura.—In susceptible individuals petechial lesions may appear following slight trauma, or even as a result of gravity (the purpura ..."

8. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1907)
"Two main groups are to be distinguished: (1) Secondary purpura, which occurs from a great ... (2) Primary or idiopathic purpura forms the second group. ..."

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