Definitions

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

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

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

Etymologies

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[neutro(phil) + –penia.]

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neutral + -penia

Examples

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

    January 19, 2009

  • No relation to agonadism.

    June 15, 2011