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.

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  • Acute myelogenous leukemia — 1. Abbreviated AML. Also called acute myeloid leukemia or acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL). A quickly progressive malignant disease in which there are too many immature blood forming cells in the blood and bone marrow, the cells being… …   Medical dictionary

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