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also leu·co·pe·ni·a  (lo͞o′kə-pē′nē-ə)
An abnormally low number of leukocytes in the circulating blood.

leu′ko·pe′nic adj.


(ˌluːkəʊˈpiːnɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol an abnormal reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood, characteristic of certain diseases. Also called: leucocytopenia
[C19: from leuco- + Greek penia poverty]
ˌleucoˈpenic, ˌleukoˈpenic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leucopenia - an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
neutropenia - leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
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In addition, chills, arthralgia, anorexia, enlarged lymph nodes, cough, and diarrhea were observed in some patients, and most displayed leucopenia (60%) and thrombocytopenia (65%).
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The most common ([greater than or equal to]5%) grade 3/4 side effects were neutropenia, leucopenia, anemia, febrile neutropenia and diarrhea.
There were no statistically significant differences between the intervention and the control group in the mean days of leucopenia and neutropenia (Table 4).
Se ha observado que al inicio de la dialisis se produce una leucopenia transitoria debida a leucoagregacion pulmonar, que se correlaciona temporalmente con la activacion del complemento.
2005) recorded decreased level of Hb and marked leucopenia in experimentally produced As toxicity in goats.