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Definition of the noun acute leukemia
What does acute leukemia mean as a name of something?
- rapidly progressing leukemia
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- more generic terms: cancer of the blood / leucaemia / leukaemia / leukemia = malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes
- more specific terms:
- acute lymphoblastic leukemia / acute lymphocytic leukemia = acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of immature lymphoblast-like cells in bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and blood
- acute myelocytic leukemia / acute myeloid leukemia = acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of granular leukocytes
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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,” www.stjude.org ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Cancer 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 ...
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, ...
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. ...
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 ...
Human Services Dictionary (2003)
by Howard Rosenthal
Symptoms are similar to acute leukemia. See acute leukemia. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...
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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