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a transient increase in the number of leukocytes in the blood, due to various causes.
basophilic leukocytosis basophilia (def. 1).
eosinophilic leukocytosis eosinophilia (def. 1).
mononuclear leukocytosis mononucleosis.
neutrophilic leukocytosis neutrophilia.
pathologic leukocytosis that due to some morbid condition, such as infection or trauma.
physiologic leukocytosis that caused by nonpathologic factors such as strenuous exercise.
any form of leukocytosis that is associated with apparently normal situations and that is not directly related to a pathologic condition; for example, the temporary increase in the total number of white blood cells that may occur during a single day, or from day to day, as well as in the newborn period, during childhood, after strenuous exercise, during attacks of paroxysmal tachycardia, and in association with various other situations.
phys·i·o·log·ic leu·ko·cy·to·sis(fiz'ē-ŏ-loj'ik lū'kō-sī-tō'sis)
Any form of leukocytosis that is associated with apparently normal situations and not directly related to a pathologic condition.