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agranulocytosis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An acute disease marked by high fever and a sharp drop in circulating granular white blood cells. It may be drug-induced or caused by exposure to radiation.

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  • noun An acute condition involving a severe and dangerous leukopenia, particularly of neutrophils, causing a neutropenia in the circulating blood.

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  • noun an acute blood disorder (often caused by radiation or drug therapy) characterized by severe reduction in granulocytes

Etymologies

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a- +‎ granulocyte +‎ -osis

Examples

  • Their symptoms were consistent with a life-threatening immune-system disorder called agranulocytosis, which kills 7% to 10% of patients and is rare except in chemotherapy patients and those taking certain antipsychotic medications.

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  • So, after all these years, even with the much-emphasized risk of agranulocytosis and weight gain, clozapine is the safest atypical antipsychotic?

    To leave me here on shaky ground

  • So, after all these years, even with the much-emphasized risk of agranulocytosis and weight gain, clozapine is the safest atypical antipsychotic?

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And then there's tardive dyskinsia, chronic uncontrollable facial muscles, and agranulocytosis, the destruction of the body's ability to make white blood cells.

    The Time Traveler's Wife

  • She, wrestling with long words like agranulocytosis and lymphosarcoma, could see that the patients liked him.

    A Kiss For Julie

  • The most troublesome side effects, other than liver involvement and rash, are blood dyscrasias, including thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, and aplastic anemia.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • - If prolonged treatment, check blood regularly (risk of agranulocytosis).

    Chapter 4

  • - Severe and lethal cases of agranulocytosis have been found.

    Chapter 4

  • Management is the same as for agranulocytosis, noted above in the section on neuroleptic side effects.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • The degree of benefit weighed against the increased risks for agranulocytosis with clozapine, however makes it the treatment of last resort 861.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

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