acute myelogenous leukemia

Definition / meaning of acute myelogenous leukemia

An aggressive (fast-growing) disease in which too many myeloblasts (immature white blood cells that are not lymphoblasts) are found in the bone marrow and blood. Also called acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, AML, and ANLL.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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