Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of AGRANULOCYTOSIS

:  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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