Definitions for leukopeniaˌlu kəˈpi ni ə; -ˌsaɪ tə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
leu•ko•pe•ni•aˌlu kəˈpi ni ə; -ˌsaɪ tə-(n.)
or leu•co•pe•ni•a ; also leu•ko•cy•to•pe•ni•a
a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
Origin of leukopenia:
an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count
an abnormally low count of leukocytes, or white blood cells, in the blood
Leukopenia is a decrease in the number of white blood cells found in the blood, which places individuals at increased risk of infection. Neutropenia, a subtype of leukopenia, refers to a decrease in the number of circulating neutrophil granulocytes, the most abundant white blood cells. The terms leukopenia and neutropenia may occasionally be used interchangeably, as the neutrophil count is the most important indicator of infection risk.
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