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Agranulocytosis is a medical condition where there are very few granulocytes (a kind of white blood cell) in the blood. It is a type of severe and dangerous leukopenia (a condition of very low number of white blood cells). If the agranulocytosis is because of a lack of neutrophils (called neutropenia), it is especially bad.
Where does the name come from?[change | change source]
Agranulocytosis is a medical word made up of three parts:
- a, from the Greek, meaning without
- granulocyte, a particular kind of cell, is itself two words put together:
- osis, from the Greek, meaning condition or disorder
References[change | change source]
- "eMedicine/Stedman Medical Dictionary".
- "Neutropenia: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology". 4 February 2019 – via eMedicine. Cite journal requires