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Definition of blood count in English:

noun

1A determination of the number of corpuscles in a specific volume of blood.
Example sentences
  • The patients selected for the study had a normal physical examination, electrocardiogram and blood count.
  • Preoperative tests include complete blood count, urinalysis, and preparation for autologous donation if needed.
  • Because of the side effects of these medications, the complete blood count should be evaluated at the initiation of therapy and monthly thereafter.
1.1The number of corpuscles found during a blood count: a low blood count
More example sentences
  • Life has fallen into a languid pattern, my voice unreliable and my blood count chronically low and I tend to spend a lot of time asleep.
  • They knew her blood count was very low and we were worried as this is very dangerous if you are pregnant.
  • My doctor told me that I had a low blood count, which might help to explain why I have been feeling so tired lately.

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