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Definition of the noun acute leukemia

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  1. rapidly progressing leukemia

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

Acute leukemia occurs in two forms: acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (cited February 2007); St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, “St. Jude Announces 90% Survival Rate for Leukemia,” ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Acute leukemia is more common in males at almost every age, and this fact remains unexplained. A study was carried out in northeast peninsular ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

Acute leukemia is classified according to cell type: acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL ) includes lymphatic, lymphocytic, lymphoblastic, and lymphoblastoid types; acute nonlymphoid leukemia (ANLL) includes granulocytic, myelocytic, monocytic, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biotechnology (2005)

Acute leukemia : Leukemia that progresses rapidly. Acute myelogenous leukemia : A group of cancers of myeloid- derived blood cell precursors ( including those of promyelocyte, myelomc oocyte, monocyte, erythrocyte precursors, and ...

Google previewCancer Dictionary (2004)

by Henry A. Rose

acute leukemia A rapidly progressing cancer that starts in blood- forming tissue such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of white blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream. acute lymphoblastic leukemia ...

Google previewAging: An Encyclopedia for Adding Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years (2000)

by Arthur F. Beringause

Acute leukemias consist predominantly of undifferentiated cell populations; chronic, ofmature cells. Acute leads to quick development ofanemia; chronic, to slow development. Acute leukemia is the the most com- mon malignancy in children, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

ACUTE LEUKEMIA Cancer q.v. of the blood found chiefly in children. ∼ responds more readily to treatment than chronic leukemia q.v. Treatment consists of chemotherapy q.v. and radiation therapy q.v. Death usually results from infections q.v. ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Psychology (2005)

by Steven W. Lee

Acute leukemia is divided into two types, (1) acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; (2) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), also known as acute myeloid leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia, and ...

Google previewHuman Services Dictionary (2003)

by Howard Rosenthal

Symptoms are similar to acute leukemia. See acute leukemia. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

Since the drugs used to treat acute leukemia interfere, like the leukaemic process itself, with the production of normal blood elements, hemorrhage and infection are serious problems. However, transfusions of platelets have proved very ...

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