Definition of Leukopenia

1. Noun. An abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count.

Exact synonyms: Leucopenia
Generic synonyms: Blood Disease, Blood Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Neutropenia



Definition of Leukopenia

1. Noun. (medicine) an abnormally low count of leukocytes, or white blood cells, in the blood ¹

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Definition of Leukopenia

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Medical Definition of Leukopenia

1. Abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukopenia

leukoma
leukomalacia
leukomas
leukomata
leukomatous
leukomyelitis
leukomyelopathy
leukon
leukonecrosis
leukons
leukonychia
leukopathia
leukopathia unguis
leukopathy
leukopedesis
leukopenia (current term)
leukopenias
leukopenic
leukopenic factor
leukopenic index
leukopenic leukaemia
leukophlegmasia
leukophlegmasia dolens
leukophobia
leukoplakias
leukoplakic
leukopoieses

Literary usage of Leukopenia

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1. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"leukopenia may also be produced by benzol and by exposure to the x-rays^ both of ... Finally, certain forms of leukopenia are due to other causes than a ..."

2. Surgical diagnosis by Daniel Nathan Eisendrath (1907)
"leukopenia, LEUKOCYTOSIS, AND HYPERLEUKOCYTOSIS. By the term leukopenia is understood a state of the blood in which there is a decrease in the number of ..."

3. Functional Pathology of Internal Diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Pathogensis of leukopenia Injury to Formative Tissues.—The leukocytes which wander into the immediate neighborhood of the infecting organisms often .succumb ..."

4. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1916)
"leukopenia This is a term used to designate a reduction in the normal number of leukocytes. A leukocyte count of 5000 would represent a slight leukopenia; ..."

5. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"leukopenia This is a term used to designate a reduction in the normal number of leukocytes. A leukocyte count of 5000 would represent a slight leukopenia; ..."

6. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of laboratory methods, for students by Charles Edmund Simon (1902)
"... (leukopenia).—In the foregoing pages it has repeatedly been pointed out that a qualitative diminution in the number of the leucocytes may occur under ..."

7. Histology of the Blood: Normal and Pathological by Paul Ehrlich, Adolf Lazarus, W. Myers, German Sims Woodhead (1900)
"We have mentioned this case here, because it is remarkable as an extreme leukopenia never before observed. An explanation however is impossible owing to the ..."

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