Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood.

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  • n. A hematological disorder characterized by an abnormally low neutrophil count.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)

Etymologies

neutro(phil) + -penia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
neutral + -penia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hemorrhaging and a blood disorder called neutropenia were the most common causes of the deaths, along with perforation of the stomach or intestines.

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  • The five-year-old from Castro Valley, California, was born with a condition called neutropenia, which makes her very vulnerable to serious infections.

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  • Hemorrhage, a blood disorder called neutropenia, holes in the gastroinestinal tract, pulmonary embolism and stroke were the most frequent causes of fatal bleeding linked to the drug, the study said.

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  • Decrease in neutrophil count (also known as neutropenia), low blood cell count of white blood cells, red blood (anemia) cells and platelets (thrombocytopenia characterized by gum bleeding).

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  • For example, one of the most serious potential side effects of chemotherapy is a low count of infection-fighting white blood cells-a condition called neutropenia (new-troh-PEE-nee-ah).

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  • As predicted, a higher frequency of serious adverse events was seen with the CHOP and rituximab combination therapy, such as neutropenia (10.7 percent versus 46.5 percent) and leukocytopenia

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  • As predicted, a higher frequency of serious adverse events was seen with the CHOP and rituximab combination therapy, such as neutropenia (10.7 percent versus 46.5 percent) and leukocytopenia (12.1 percent versus 38.2 percent).

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  • Hospira's version, known as Nivestim, was given the go-ahead to prevent febrile neutropenia and reduce neutropenia cause by chemotherapy.

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  • A competitive pathway also converts 6-MP to its cytotoxic 6-thioguanine nucleotides (6-TGNs) that are associated with bone marrow suppression (leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia).

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  • Considering he didn't drive and took a bus to and from his treatments all by himself, one might ponder about neutropenia.

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