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agranulocytosis

noun agran·u·lo·cy·to·sis \ˌā-ˌgran-yə-lō-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of agranulocytosis

plural agran·u·lo·cy·to·sesplay \-ˈtō-ˌsēz\

  1. :  an acute febrile condition marked by severe decrease in blood granulocytes and often associated with the use of certain drugs



Origin of agranulocytosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1927


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agranulocytosis

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noun agran·u·lo·cy·to·sis \ˌā-ˌgran-yə-lō-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of agranulocytosis

plural agran·u·lo·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an acute febrile condition marked by severe depression of the granulocyte-producing bone marrow and by prostration, chills, swollen neck, and sore throat sometimes with local ulceration and believed to be basically a response to the side effects of certain drugs of the coal-tar series (as aminopyrine)—called also agranulocytic angina, granulocytopenia




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