agranulocytosis

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

Definition of agranulocytosis

plural agranulocytoses play \-ˈtō-ˌsēz\
:an acute febrile condition marked by severe decrease in blood granulocytes and often associated with the use of certain drugs

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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 agranulocytoses play \-ˌsēz\
: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
Note: 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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