agranulocytosis

agranulocytosis

[uh-gran-yuh-loh-sahy-toh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a serious, acute blood disease, sometimes related to drug or radiation therapy, characterized by extreme leukopenia, fever, and ulcerations of the mucous membranes.

Origin:
1925–30; a-6 + granulocyte + -osis

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agranulocytosis (əˌɡrænjʊləʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n
a serious and sometimes fatal illness characterized by a marked reduction of leucocytes, usually caused by hypersensitivity to certain drugs
 
[C20: New Latin; see a-1, granule, -cyte, -osis]

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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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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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