Mild Lymphocytosis: Facts, Definitions & Overviews

mild lymphocytosis

What is mild lymphocytosis?

A condition in which the blood contains an unusually high number of normal lymphocytes. Too many lymphocytes, a finding that may be a marker for infection or disease.

lymphocytosis (lym·pho·cy·to·sis) (lim”fo-si-to´sis)

  • excess of normal lymphocytes in the blood or in any effusion.

acute infectious

  • an acute, benign infectious disease of children characterized by an excess of normal small lymphocytes in the blood without lymphadenopathy or splenomegaly, and with varying degrees of clinical expression and constitutional response.

lymphocytotic (lym·pho·cy·tot·ic) (lim”fo-si-tot´ik)

  • pertaining to lymphocytosis.

lymphocytotoxicity (lym·pho·cy·to·tox·ic·i·ty) (lim”fo-si”to-tok-sis´ĭ-te)

  • the quality or capability of lysing lymphocytes, as that of cytotoxic antibodies in the presence of complement or that of primed histoincompatible cytotoxic T lymphocytes.

lymphocytotoxin (lym·pho·cy·to·tox·in) (lim”fo-si´to-tok”sin)

  • a toxin that has a specific destructive action on lymphocytes.

lymphoduct (lym·pho·duct) (lim´fo-dəkt)

  • a lymphatic vessel.

lymphoepithelioma (lym·pho·epi·the·li·o·ma) (lim”fo-ep”ĭ-the”le-o´mə)

  • a pleomorphic, poorly differentiated (transitional cell) carcinoma arising from modified epithelium overlying the lymphoid tissue of the nasopharynx; it has a high frequency among young adults of East Asian extraction. Called also lymphoepithelial carcinoma, Schmincke’s tumor, and Regaud’s tumor.

lymphogenesis (lym·pho·gen·e·sis) (lim”fo-jen´ə-sis)

  • production of lymph.

lymphogenous (lym·phog·e·nous) (lim-foj´ə-nəs) [lympho- + -genous]

  • producing lymph.
  • produced from lymph or in the lymphatics.

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