blood count


Definition of blood count 

: the determination of the blood cells in a definite volume of blood also : the number of cells so determined

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For some routine tests, including blood counts, standard ranges were determined decades ago based on studies of soldiers, Jha says. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, "Even if a medical test shows an abnormality, you may not need to worry about it," 3 June 2018 Although his symptoms were flu-like, about a quarter of patients in the global trial had severe or life-threatening reactions, including low blood counts and infections. Marie Mccullough,, "FDA expands approval for world's first T-cell therapy," 1 May 2018 Blood tests: Comprehensive blood count (CBC) blood test with differential; comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP); thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); cholesterol (lipids) blood test. Jeanne Pinder,, "What's in our database? Prices, prices and more prices," 20 Feb. 2018 His complete blood count, to include his white blood cell count, his hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelet count were all normal. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The White House Doctor Called President Trump's Health 'Excellent.' Here's the Full Summary of His Physical Exam," 18 Jan. 2018 Common side effects include nausea, fatigue, respiratory infections and blood count problems. Linda A. Johnson, Houston Chronicle, "FDA OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer," 13 Jan. 2018 There are questions about drug pricing and the risks of infections and low blood counts. Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times, "What We Learn When Two Ruthless Killers, Heart Disease and Cancer, Reveal a Common Root," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of blood count

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood count was in 1876

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English Language Learners Definition of blood count

: the number of cells in someone's blood

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Medical Definition of blood count 

: the determination of the blood cells in a definite volume of blood also : the number of cells so determined — see complete blood count, differential blood count

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