[ uh-gran-yuh-loh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ əˌgræn yə loʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /
a serious, acute blood disease, sometimes related to drug or radiation therapy, characterized by extreme leukopenia, fever, and ulcerations of the mucous membranes.
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British Dictionary definitions for agranulocytosis
/ (əˌɡrænjʊləʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /
a serious and sometimes fatal illness characterized by a marked reduction of leucocytes, usually caused by hypersensitivity to certain drugs
Word Origin for agranulocytosis
C20: New Latin; see a- 1, granule, -cyte, -osis
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Medical definitions for agranulocytosis
[ ā-grăn′yə-lō-sī-tō′sĭs, ə-grăn′- ]
An acute disease characterized by high fever, lesions of the mucous membranes and skin, and a sharp drop in circulating granular white blood cells.
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