Definition of Leukocytosis

1. Noun. An abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as a result of infection (as in leukemia).

Exact synonyms: Leucocytosis
Generic synonyms: Blood Disease, Blood Disorder

Definition of Leukocytosis

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of leucocytosis) ¹

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Definition of Leukocytosis

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Medical Definition of Leukocytosis

1. A term used to describe an abnormal elevation on the white blood cell count. Normal white blood cell counts are variable with age and sex. Normal adult range is 4, 500 to 11,000 cells per cubic millimetre of blood. Slightly higher counts are seen in children. Elevated counts can be seen in cases of inflammation and infection. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukocytosis

leukocytoblast
leukocytoclasis
leukocytoclastic
leukocytoclastic vasculitis
leukocytogenesis
leukocytoid
leukocytolysin
leukocytolysis
leukocytolytic
leukocytoma
leukocytometer
leukocytopenia
leukocytoplania
leukocytopoiesis
leukocytoses
leukocytosis-promoting factor
leukocytosis of the newborn
leukocytotactic
leukocytotaxia
leukocytotoxin
leukocytozoonosis
leukocyturia
leukoderma
leukoderma acquisitum centrifugum
leukoderma colli
leukodermatous
leukodontia
leukodopachrome
leukodystrophia

Literary usage of Leukocytosis

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1. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders (1900)
"leukocytosis, however, may be continuous. The number of white corpuscles in a moderate leukocytosis would be about 10000 per cubic millimeter ; in marked ..."

2. Surgical diagnosis by Daniel Nathan Eisendrath (1907)
"LEUKOPENIA, leukocytosis, AND HYPERleukocytosis. By the term leukopenia is understood a state of the blood in which there is a decrease in the number of ..."

3. A Text-book of Pathology by Alfred Stengel (1903)
"The causes of leukocytosis are varied. It is generally observed as a ... In some diseases of the stomach post-digestive leukocytosis seems not to occur. ..."

4. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1909)
"We have physiological leukocytosis in the latter weeks of pregnancy, ... In this disease we have a leukocytosis of 20000 to 30000 or higher. ..."

5. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1920)
"According to Cabot, leukocytosis varies in infections as follows: 1. ... Slight infection—slight resistance; leukocytosis present, but not marked. 3. ..."

6. Practical gynecology: A Comprehensive Text-book for Students and Physicians by Edward Emmet Montgomery (1907)
"leukocytosis.—This theory teaches that the circulating blood contains certain bodies ... leukocytosis may be denned as an increase in the number ..."

7. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"leukocytosis and Leukopenia The number of leukocytes in the peripheral ... Digestion leukocytosis.—Considerable interest is attached to the so- called ..."

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