Definition of agranulocytosis in English:

agranulocytosis

Line breaks: agran¦ulo|cyto¦sis
Pronunciation: /əˌgranjʊlə(ʊ)sʌɪˈtəʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection.
    More example sentences
    • The latter one leads to agranulocytosis; hence monitoring blood investigations is necessary.
    • In the United Kingdom the drug may only be prescribed by registered consultant psychiatrists; this reflects the serious adverse effect profile of the drug, which includes agranulocytosis.
    • None of the patients on the drug developed agranulocytosis.

Origin

early 20th century: from a-1 + granulocyte + -osis.

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