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agranulocytosis

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

Definition of agranulocytosis

plural agranulocytosesplay \-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 blood disorder that is marked by a decrease of circulating granulocytes (such as neutrophils) and is characterized especially by weakness, chills, swollen neck, sore throat, mouth ulcers, and jaundice Agranulocytosis results from a decline in the production of granulocytes or from granulocyte destruction. It is typically an acquired condition occurring as a side effect of certain drugs or chemotherapy or sometimes as a complication of various medical conditions (such as infection, autoimmune disease, or aplastic anemia). —called also agranulocytic angina, granulocytopenia




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