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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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
by 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 ...
by J.C. Segen
at the time of diagnosis Treatment PROGNOSTIC FEATURES, ACUTE LEUKEMIA ACUTE LYMPHOCYTICLEUKEMIA Good prognostic ...
acute leukemia in which cells of a single population express the markers of more than one cell lineage, usually those of myeloid and either B or T cells, but occasionally those of B and T cells or of all three (B, T, and myeloid) lineages.
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, ...
ALP acute leukemia protocol; acute lupus pericarditis; alkaline phosphatase; alveolar proteinosis; anterior lobe of pituitary; antileukoproteinase; antilymphocytic plasma; argon laser photocoagulation; automated linkage preprocessor AlPase ...
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 ...
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