noun Etymology: New Latin, from neutro- (from International Scientific Vocabulary neutrophil) + -penia Date: circa 1927 leukopenia in which the decrease in white blood cells is chiefly in neutrophils • neutropenic adjective

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  • Neutropenia — Frote de sangre en el que se observa solo un granulocito (neutrófilo) en un mar de glóbulos rojos. Normalmente aparecerían docenas de leucocitos en un campo de esta amplificación (10x) …   Wikipedia Español

  • neutropenia — f. hemat. Presencia de leucocitos neutrófilos en sangre por debajo de su nivel habitual. La neutropenia puede ser congénita o estar provocada por determinados fármacos, radiaciones ionizantes y enfermedades de la propia sangre o infecciosas de… …   Diccionario médico

  • Neutropenia — Not enough neutrophils, neutrophils being a type of white blood cell (specifically a form of granulocyte) filled with neutrally staining granules, tiny sacs of enzymes that help the cell to kill and digest microorganisms it has engulfed by… …   Medical dictionary

  • neutropenia — n. an abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils in peripheral blood. Neutropenia may occur in a wide variety of diseases, including certain hereditary defects, aplastic anaemias, tumours of the bone marrow, agranulocytosis, and acute… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • neutropenia — {{#}}{{LM N27304}}{{〓}} {{[}}neutropenia{{]}} ‹neu·tro·pe·nia› {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} Disminución anormal del número de neutrófilos en la circulación periférica …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • neutropenia — noun leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte) • Hypernyms: ↑leukopenia, ↑leucopenia • Hyponyms: ↑cyclic neutropenia …   Useful english dictionary

  • neutropenia — Condition in which the number of neutrophils circulating in the blood is below normal …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • neutropenia — neu·tro·pe·ni·a (no͞o trə pēʹnē ə, nyo͞o ) n. An abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood.   [neutrophil + penia.]   neu tro·penʹic ( pĕnʹĭk) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • neutropenia — noun A hematological disorder characterized by an abnormally low neutrophil count …   Wiktionary

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