Neutrophilia

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Definition

noun

An elevation in the number of neutrophils in the blood above the normal level.


Supplement

Neutrophilia is a type of leukocytosis involving the neutrophils. This condition indicates possible bacterial infection.


Also called: neutrophil leukocytosis

Compare: neutropenia.
See also: lymphocytosis, monocytosis, eosinophilia, basophilia.