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-penia- [singular], -penias [plural], -penic, pen-, penia- (Greek > Modern Latin: abnormal reduction, decrease in, insufficient, deficiency. Originally, the meaning was poverty, need; sometimes it is erroneously or incorrectly rendered as -poenia).


calcipenia, calcipenic:
A condition in which there is an insufficient amount of calcium in the tissues and fluids of the body.
chloropenia:
A deficiency in chloride.
cytoglucopenia:
An intracellular deficiency of glucose.
cytopenia:
A reduction, i.e., hypocytosis, or a lack of cellular elements in circulating blood.
eosinopenia:
The presence of eosinophils in an abnormally small number in the peripheral bloodstream; hypoeosinophilia.
erythroblastopenia:
A primary deficiency of erythroblasts in bone marrow, seen in aplastic anemia.
erythrocytopenia, erythropenia:
Deficiency in the number of red blood cells.
fibrinogenopenia:
A concentration of fibrinogen in the blood that is less than what is considered to be normal.
glucopenia:
An abnormally small concentration of glucose in circulating blood, i.e., less than the minimum of the normal range.; hypoglycemia.
glycopenia:
A deficiency of any or all sugars in an organ or tissue.
granulocytopenia, granulopenia, hypogranulocytosis:
A condition characterized by an abnormally small number of granulocytes (granular leukocytes) in the blood.
hematopenia:
Deficiency of blood, including hypocytosis or cytopenia.
hydropenia:
A reduction or deprivation of water.
kaliopenia:
A deficiency or insufficiency of potassium in the body.
leukocytopenia, leukopenia, leukopenic, leucopenic:
The antithesis of leukocytosis; any situation in which the total number of leukocytes in circulating blood that is less than normal, the lower limit of which is generally regarded as 40005000 per cu mm.
lipopenia:
An abnormally small amount, or a deficiency, of lipids in the body.
lymphopenia, lymphopenic, lymphocytopenia:
A reduction, relative or absolute, in the number of lymphocytes in circulating blood.
monocytopenia, monopenia:
Diminution in the number of monocytes in circulating blood.
neutropenia, neutropenic, neutrophilopenia:
The presence of abnormally small numbers of neutrophils (mature white blood cells) in circulating blood.
osteopenia:
1. Decreased calcification or density of bone; a descriptive term applicable to all skeletal systems in which such a condition is noted; it carries no implication about causality.
2. Reduced bone mass due to inadequate osteoid synthesis.
pancytopenia:
1. The pronounced reduction in the number of erythrocytes, all types of white blood cells, and the blood platelets in the circulating blood.
2. A condition in which the blood shows a relative deficiency of all three cellular components (erythrocytes, leucocytes, and platelets).
panleukopenia:
A highly contagious and fatal disease of cats, particularly young cats, caused by feline panleukopenia virus, a member of the family Parvoviridae, and manifested by severe leukopenia, prostration, fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
penalgesia:
The reduction in the number of pain and touch spots in trigeminal neuralgia.
peniagenous:
Induced or caused by poverty.
peniaphobia:
A dread or morbid fear of poverty.
phosphopenia, phosphorpenia:
Low serum phosphate levels.
prothrombinopenia:
Abnormally small amounts of prothrombin in circulating blood; hypoprothrombinemia.
reticulocytopenia, reticulopenia:
Paucity of reticulocytes in the blood. The reticulocytes are young red blood cells that become more numerous during the process of active blood regeneration.
sideropenia, sideropenic:
An abnormally low concentration of serum iron in the blood.
thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic, thrombopenia:
A reduced number of platelets in the blood.