noun. leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte).
Example sentences of the word neutropenia
1. Noun, singular or mass
Because neutrophils are the most common white blood cell, neutropenia also is used to describe low white cell counts.
Hyperkalemia can adversely affect your heart rhythm, while neutropenia makes you prone to infections.
Neutrophils are a type of white cell, and a low neutrophil level is called neutropenia.