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Monocytopenia

Definition
noun
An abnormally low concentration of circulating monocytes in the blood.
Supplement
Monocytopenia is a form of leukopenia involving the monocytes. A deficiency of monocytes in the blood is found after therapy with immunosuppressive glucocorticoid.
Word origin: monocyte + Greek penía (deficiency).
Also called: monocytic leukopenia
Compare: monocytosis

See also: leukopenia


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