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Definition of the noun agranulocytosis

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noun - plural: agranulocytoses

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

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

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Google previewFDA Consumer (1990)

Agranulocytosis is a serious blood disorder in which the number of white blood cells (the body's disease-fighting cells) are reduced, leaving the patient vulnerable to infection — so that even a common cold could be fatal. A simple blood test ...

Google previewNeurology, ophthalmology and psychiatry (2008)

Agranulocytosis is a serious problem with clozapine Weight gain and sedation ...

Google previewThe Patient (2013)

Biological, Psychological, and Social Dimensions of Medical Practice by Hoyle Leigh

Agranulocytosis is a rare but serious side effect. Different drugs have different patterns and degrees of these side effects, as discussed in Chapter 20. Personal Dimension Supportive psychotherapy in combination with drug therapy as outlined ...

Google previewHenry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods (2016)

by Richard A. McPherson, Matthew R. Pincus

Agranulocytosis refers to severe neutropenia, usually <0.5 × 109/L, and is often associated with depletion of eosinophils and...

Google previewSurgery (2008)

by Michael Lavelle-Jones, John A. Dent

Permanent agranulocytosis is an occasional but serious side effect of these drugs. Radioiodine (131I) therapy Radioiodine is taken up by the thyroid follicles and destroys the acinar cells, thus reducing T3 and T4 production. Its use is avoided ...

Google previewEndocrinology (2012)

by I. Hart, R.W. Newton

Agranulocytosis is a rare but significant side effect. Propylthiouracil This is used where a patient has side-effects to carbimazole as cross-sensitivity between them is uncommon. The dose of propylthiouracil is ten times the carbimazole dose.

Google previewCreasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice (2008)

by Michael F Greene, Robert K. Creasy, Robert Resnik, Jay D. Iams, Charles J. Lockwood, Thomas Moore

Agranulocytosis is a contraindication to further thionamide therapy; the blood count gradually improves over days or weeks. Methimazole is not used in the United States. Although the transplacental passage is similar,90 methimazole may ...

Google previewSchizophrenia (2015)

by David J. Castle, Peter F. Buckley

Side effect Treatment Agranulocytosis is a There is no way of knowing who is at risk of blood condition where the number of white blood cells may be reduced. This is important because these white blood cells are needed to fight developing ...

Google previewThe Chronic Psychiatric Patient in the Community (2012)

Principles of Treatment by R.D. Budson, I. Barofsky

Agranulocytosis is a potentially catastrophic and often rapidly developing medical emergency with a high mortality rate. It can rarely be predicted from occasional routine white blood cell counts and must be suspected and promptly evaluated ...

Google preview1200 Questions to Help You Pass the Emergency Medicine Boards (2012)

by Amer Z. Aldeen, David H. Rosenbaum

Agranulocytosis is a side effect peculiar to clozapine, a newer generation antipsychotic. Answer D. CRPS (formerly known as reflex ...

Google previewPharmacology (2012)

by Joanne I. Moore

Agranulocytosis is the most serious untoward reaction; rash, the most common Iodide (Lugol's solution; potassium iodide) a. Large doses produce temporary remission; used before surgery to decrease vascularity and in thyrotoxic crisis b.

Google previewMedical Pharmacology at a Glance (2015)

by Michael J. Neal

Agranulocytosis is a rarer idiosyncratic reaction to carbamazepine. Phenytoin is hydroxylated in the liver by a saturable enzyme system. Measurement of serum drug levels is extremely valuable because, once the metabolizing enzymes are ...

Google previewCarranza's Clinical Periodontology (2014)

Expert Consult: Online by Michael G. Newman, Henry Takei, Perry R. Klokkevold, Fermin A. Carranza

Agranulocytosis is a more severe neutropenia that involves not only neutrophils but also basophils and eosinophils. It is defined as an ANC of less than 100 cells/ μL. It is characterized by a reduction in the number of circulating granulocytes, ...

Google previewLecture Notes (2013)

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Gerard A. McKay, Matthew R. Walters

Agranulocytosis is the most serious side effect. It is rare and generally resolves on stopping therapy. Patients should be given a written warning at the start of treatment about this and should be instructed to report any sore throat or fever ...

Google previewUSMLE Step 3 QBook (2013)

by Kaplan

Agranulocytosis is an uncommon complication of clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic, and mirtazapine, an antidepressant. Cushing syndrome (choice B) has not been shown to develop at a higher rate in either the bipolar population or the ...

Google previewPediatric Dermatology (2011)

by Lawrence A. Schachner, Ronald C. Hansen

Agranulocytosis is the most severe potential adverse reaction to PTU. Cutaneous adverse reactions to these drugs, especially PTU, are quite common and include both a diffuse papular urticarial eruption as well as leukocytoclastic vasculitis.

Google previewBlueprints Family Medicine (2010)

by Martin S. Lipsky, Mitchell S. King

Agranulocytosis is a rare but serious side effect of these medications, so CBCs should be monitored during treatment. Other side effects include nausea, arthropathy, skin rashes, allergic reactions, and elevations of liver enzymes.

Google previewPsychiatric Nursing (2008)

Contemporary Practice by Mary Ann Boyd

Agranulocytosis is an acute reaction that causes the individual's white blood cell count to drop to very low levels, and concurrent neutropenia, a drop in neutrophils in the blood, develops. In the case of the antipsychotics, the medication ...

Google previewTreatment of Oral Diseases (2011)

A Concise Textbook by George Laskaris

Agranulocytosis Agranulocytosis • Definition Agranulocytosis is a hematologic disorder.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

Use in Street Drugs Levamisole is associated with the development of agranulocytosis, an acute condition in which the white blood cell count is drastically lowered, in about 3 to 10 percent of people taking it. It is also associated with the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Clozapine-induced Agranulocytosis 365 other anti-psychotic medication. It can lead to an improvement in 30% of the patients with therapy resistant schizophrenia [1]. Compared to classic antipsychotic medication, extra-pyramidal side effects ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

agranulocytosis White blood cell count of less than 2,000 cells/mm”, a polymorphonuclear leukocyte count of less than 500 cells/mm”, and relative lymphopenia, erythrocyte ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

Relating to agranulocytosis. āufaāwīārf'RRTÉr- TüT RTRS-8it Agranulocytopenia. See Agranulocytosis. Agranulocytosis. An aplastic anaemia with an acute febrile course and high mortality; agranulocytopenia.

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

Rarely asymptomatic, agranulocytosis is usually accompanied by fever, prostration, and ulcers of the mucous membranes of the mouth, rectum, and vagina. Also called agranulosis; granulocy-topenia. ADJ. agranulocytic agraphia (é-gréf'é-o) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

some individuals may show a high degree of intolerance 4-aminoquinolines amodiaquine showing superior antimalarial activity over chloroquine; it can cause frequent neutropenia, which may be associated with severe agranulocytosis and ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

agranulocytosis. n. a disorder in which there is a severe acute deficiency of certain blood cells (*neutrophils) as a result of damage to the bone marrow by toxic drugs or chemicals. It is characterized by fever, with ulceration of the mouth and ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Adverse effects include rashes, fever, LEUCOPENIA, AGRANULOCYTOSIS, diarrhoea and pink urine; breast feeding should be avoided. Phenobarbitone The British Pharmacopoeia name for one of the most widely used of all the group of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Mycotoxins (2013)

by Martin Weidenbörner

septic angina, alimentary panhematopathy, alimentary toxicosis, alitoxicosis, alimentary — agranulocytosis, endemic panmyelotoxicosis, hemorrhagic (– hemorrhage) syndrome) This – mycotoxicosis was first described in 1913 with first ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Psychology Set (2015)

by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld

It was briefly marketed in the 1970s but was quickly withdrawn after inducing agranulocytosis, which is a potentially fatal condition involving lowered white blood cell counts (Idänpään-Heikkilä, Alhava, Olkinuora, & Palva, 1977). This led to ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

agranulosis agranulocytosis. agreement similar results obtained,e.g. bytwotests. chancea. the agreement betweenresultswhich would be ...

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