neutropenia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n neutropenia leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
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Usage


In news:

Effectively, in neutropenia the immune system is balanced on a knife-edge—described mathematically as bistability—which can go either way as a result of even minor disturbances to the equilibrium.
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In science:

The dose-limiting toxicity was defined as any grade 3 or 4 nonhematologic toxicity, grade 4 thrombocytopenia, or grade 4 neutropenia lasting more than two weeks or associated with infection.
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
Patients of medical oncologists experienced more weeks with chemotherapy associated side effects or toxicity, such as anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and drug induced neuropathy, on average over five years, 16.2 weeks for MOs and 8.9 weeks for GOs; see the bottom half of Figure 2.
An exact adaptive test with superior design sensitivity in an observational study of treatments for ovarian cancer
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