leukopenia

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leukopenia

 [loo″ko-pe´ne-ah]
reduction of the number of leukocytes in the blood below about 5000 per mm3. Called also aleukemia, aleukocytosis, and leukocytopenia. adj., adj leukope´nic.
malignant leukopenia (pernicious leukopenia) agranulocytosis.

leu·ko·pe·ni·a

(lū'kō-pē'nē-ă),
The antithesis of leukocytosis; any situation in which the total number of leukocytes in the circulating blood is less than normal, the lower limit of which is generally regarded as 4000-5000/mm3.
Synonym(s): leukocytopenia
[leuko(cyte) + G. penia, poverty]

leukopenia

also

leucopenia

(lo͞o′kə-pē′nē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low number of leukocytes in the circulating blood.

leu′ko·pe′nic adj.

leukopenia

Hematology A ↓ total WBC count–< 0.4 x 1012/L–US: < 0.4 x 106/µL that results from BM depression due viral–eg, hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, rubella or bacterial–eg, Salmonella spp infection or exposure to myelotoxic agents–eg, benzene, chemotherapy. See Benign glandular leukopenia, Differential white cell count.

leu·ko·pe·ni·a

(lū'kō-pē'nē-ă)
Any condition in which the number of leukocytes in the circulating blood is lower than normal, the lower limit of which is generally regarded as 4000-5000/mm3
Synonym(s): leukocytopenia, leucocytopenia, leucopenia.
[leuko(cyte) + G. penia, poverty]

Leukopenia

A condition in which the number of leukocytes circulating in the blood is abnormally low and which is most commonly due to a decreased production of new cells in conjunction with various infectious diseases or as a reaction to various drugs or other chemicals.

leu·ko·pe·ni·a

(lū'kō-pē'nē-ă)
Antithesis of leukocytosis; any situation in which total number of leukocytes in circulating blood is less than normal.
Synonym(s): leucocytopenia, leucopenia.
[leuko(cyte) + G. penia, poverty]
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