acute myeloid leukemia

Definition of acute myeloid leukemia

acute myeloid leukemia

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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 myelogenous leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, AML, and ANLL.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms