agranulocytosis

agranulocytosis
noun (plural agranulocytoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1927 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 — is an acute condition involving a severe and dangerous leukopenia particularly of neutrophils causing a neutropenia in the circulating blood. [ [http://www.emedicine.com/asp/dictionary.asp?keyword=agranulocytosis eMedicine/Stedman Medical… …   Wikipedia

  • agranulocytosis — agranulocytosis. См. болезнь Костманна. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • agranulocytosis — [ā gran΄yo͞o lō΄sī tō′sis] n. [ A 2 + GRANULOCYT(E) + OSIS] a disorder characterized by a significant decrease of granulocytes in the blood and often resulting in high fever, weakness, and ulceration of the mucous membranes …   English World dictionary

  • agranulocytosis — /euh gran yeuh loh suy toh sis/, n. Pathol. a serious, acute blood disease, sometimes related to drug or radiation therapy, characterized by extreme leukopenia, fever, and ulcerations of the mucous membranes. [1925 30; A 6 + GRANULOCYTE + OSIS] * …   Universalium

  • Agranulocytosis — A marked decrease in the number of granulocytes. Granulocytes are a type of white blood cell filled with microscopic granules that are little sacs containing enzymes that digest microorganisms. Granulocytes are part of the innate, somewhat non… …   Medical dictionary

  • agranulocytosis — Severe acute deficiency of granulocytes in blood …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • agranulocytosis — noun An acute condition involving a severe and dangerous leukopenia, particularly of neutrophils, causing a neutropenia in the circulating blood …   Wiktionary

  • agranulocytosis — n. disease characterized by a high fever and a reduced number of white blood cells (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agranulocytosis — [əˌgranjʊlə(ʊ)sʌɪ təʊsɪs] noun Medicine a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection …   English new terms dictionary

  • agranulocytosis — n. a disorder in which there is a severe acute deficiency of certain blood cells (neutrophils) as a result of damage to the bone marrow by toxic drugs or chemicals. It is characterized by fever, with ulceration of the mouth and throat, and may… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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