Severe acute deficiency of granulocytes in blood.
- an acute blood disorder (often caused by radiation or drug therapy) characterized by severe reduction in granulocytesFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=agranulocytosis
An acute disease marked by high fever and a sharp drop in circulating granular white blood cells. It may be drug-induced or the result of exposure to radiation. This is one of the side effects seen in the use of the drug clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic.
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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 specific infection-fighting immune system. They do not respond exclusively to specific an...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8816
<haematology> A symptom complex characterised by marked decrease in the number of granulocytes and by lesions of the throat and other mucous membranes, of the gastrointestinal tract and of the skin, also called granulocytopenia and Schultz's disease. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
an acute blood disorder (often caused by radiation or drug therapy) characterized by severe reduction in granulocytesFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=agranulocytosis
(a-gran″u-lo-si-to´sis) an acute disease characterized by severely decreased production of granulocytes, with neutropenia that leaves the body defenseless against bacterial invasion. The first symptoms are usually related to severe infection and include high fever, chills, prostration, and ulcerations of mucous me...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
acute infection characterized by severe sore throat, fever, and fatigue and associated with an extreme reduction of white blood cells, or leukocytes ... [1 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/29
a symptom complex characterized by marked decrease in the number of granulocytes and by lesions of the throat and other mucous membranes, of the gastrointestinal tract, and of the skin; called also granulocytopenia and Schultz's disease.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio03.html
agranulocytosis (ugrăn"yulōsītō'sis) , disease in which the production of granulated white blood cells by the bone marrow is impaired. Although the disease may occur spontaneously it is usually induced by exposure to antithyroid drugs, sulfonamides, phenothiazines, ch...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0802762.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-gran′yū-lō-sī-tō′sis Definitions: 1. An acute potentially lethal condition characterized by pronounced leukopenia with great reduction in the number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (frequently to fewer than 500 granulocytes/mm3); infected ulcers are likely to develop in the throat, in...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=1819
Agranulocytosis, also known as agranulosis or granulopenia, is an acute condition involving a severe and dangerous leukopenia (lowered white blood cell count), most commonly of neutrophils causing a neutropenia in the circulating blood. It represents a severe lack of one major class of infection-fighting white blood cells. People with this conditi...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agranulocytosis
An acute condition characterised by an abnormally low level of white blood cells, which impairs theFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22394
(ah-gran-yu-lo-si-to-sis) A serious condition in which white blood cells decrease in number or disapFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22394
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