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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 previewMedical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability (2017)

by Donna Falvo, Beverley E. Holland

Agranulocytosis is a marked reduction in the level of a specific type of leukocyte. This reduction in leukocytes is called leukopenia. A common cause of agranulocytosis is toxic reaction to certain medications used in the management of chronic ...

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 previewPharmacology (1995)

by H.D. Christensen

Agranulocytosis is the most ...

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 previewPathophysiology, The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Agranulocytosis is an acute condition involving a severe and dangerous leukopenia (lowered white blood cell count), most commonly of neutrophils, causing a neutropenia in the circulating blood. It represents a severe lack of one major class ...

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 previewThyroid Disorders and Diseases, An Issue of Medical Clinics (2012)

by Kenneth Burman

Agranulocytosis is the major adverse event in ...

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 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 previewClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013)

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 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 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 previewTreatment of Oral Diseases (2011)

A Concise Textbook by George Laskaris

Agranulocytosis • Definition Agranulocytosis is a hematologic disorder.

Google previewDavidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine (2013)

by Brian R. Walker, Nicki R Colledge

Agranulocytosis is a rare but potentially serious complication that cannot be predicted by routine measurement of white blood cell count, but which is reversible on stopping treatment. Patients should be warned to stop the drug and seek ...

Google previewHenry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods E-Book (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 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 previewScully's Medical Problems in Dentistry (2014)

by Crispian Scully

General aspects Agranulocytosis is the name given to the clinical syndrome resulting from leukopenia or neutropenia. It is characterized by abnormal susceptibility to infection and oropharyngeal ulceration. Leukopenia refers to low levels of ...

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 previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

agranulocytosis began occurring in cocaine users. The first association of levamisole with street drugs occurred in Canada, where researchers identified levamisole on drug paraphernalia and clinical specimens provided by cocaine users.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Infantile genetic agranulocytosis Immunology An autosomal recessive condition of early infant onset, characterized by neutropenia–< 0.3 x 109/L–US: < 300/mm3 , absolute monocytosis, eosinophilia, recurring pyogenic infections of skin and ...

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 previewConcise 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 Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Agranulocytosis. A condition inwhichthe white cells or LEUCOCYTES in the blood ofthepolynuclearor granular variety become greatly lessened in numbers or disappear altogether. It is usually caused bytaking such drugs as amidopyrine, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE) (2007)

O-S by S D Gangolli

Effects on the blood include fatal agranulocytosis and aplastic anaemia (10-12). Any other adverse effects Shown to be porphyrinogenic in animals and in in vitro systems (13). Parenteral albino rat ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects: O-S (1999)

by S. Gangolli

Effects on the blood include fatal agranulocytosis and aplastic anaemia (10-12). Any other adverse effects Shown to be porphyrinogenic in animals and in in vitro systems (13). Parenteral albino rat ...

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 ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Biology (2000)

by Blackie

Aerobic respiration Agranulocytosis Aerobic respiration Aerobic pathway that breaks down carbohydrates to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Aestivation It is the arrangement of accessory floral organs (sepals/petals) in relation to one ...

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 previewDictionary of Toxicology (2014)

by Ernest Hodgson, Michael Roe

agranulocytosis An absence of cells of the granulocytic series (neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils) in peripheral blood; in actual usage the term usually refers to a ...

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 ...

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