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agranulocytosis

[uh-gran-yuh-loh-sahy-toh-sis] /əˌgræn yə loʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a serious, acute blood disease, sometimes related to drug or radiation therapy, characterized by extreme leukopenia, fever, and ulcerations of the mucous membranes.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; a-6 + granulocyte + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for agranulocytosis

agranulocytosis

/əˌɡrænjʊləʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a serious and sometimes fatal illness characterized by a marked reduction of leucocytes, usually caused by hypersensitivity to certain drugs
Word Origin
C20: New Latin; see a-1, granule, -cyte, -osis
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agranulocytosis in Medicine

agranulocytosis a·gran·u·lo·cy·to·sis (ā-grān'yə-lō-sī-tō'sĭs, ə-grān'-)
n.
An acute disease characterized by high fever, lesions of the mucous membranes and skin, and a sharp drop in circulating granular white blood cells.

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Encyclopedia Article for agranulocytosis

acute infection characterized by severe sore throat, fever, and fatigue and associated with an extreme reduction of white blood cells, or leukocytes (a condition known as leukopenia), particularly the white cells known as neutrophils (neutropenia).

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