Leukemia, myelogenous

A condition in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells. Early symptoms include fatigue and night sweats. Treatment may be by radiation, chemotherapy, biological therapy, or bone- marrow transplant. Also known as chronic myelogenous

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  • myelogenous leukemia — noun : leukemia characterized by proliferation of myeloid tissue (as of the bone marrow and spleen) and an abnormal increase in the number of granulocytes, myelocytes, and myeloblasts in the circulating blood * * * myelogenous leukemia, a form of …   Useful english dictionary

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  • myelogenous leukemia — noun Date: 1904 leukemia characterized by proliferation of myeloid tissue (as of the bone marrow and spleen) and an abnormal increase in the number of granulocytes, myelocytes, and myeloblasts in the circulating blood called also myelocytic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Leukemia, acute myeloid — A quickly progressive malignant disease in which there are too many immature blood forming cells in the blood and bone marrow, the cells being specifically those destined to give rise to the granulocytes or monocytes, both types of white blood… …   Medical dictionary

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