definition of leukocytosis

Michel Auffret auffret at
Mon May 15 07:57:07 EST 1995

A question from a scientist involved in invertebrate immunology:

Could somebody give me a definition for the so-called phenomena: leukocytosis and leukopenia?
Especially, is it correct to use these terms for respectively an increase or a decrease in total circulating leukocyte numbers?
Do these phenomena necessary imply some kind of involvement of hemopoietic organs?
Thank you

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