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blast crisis

noun

Medical Definition of blast crisis

  1. :  the terminal stage of chronic myelogenous leukemia that is characterized by a marked increase in the proportion of blast cells, by fever and pain in the bones, and by increased severity of anemia, thrombocytopenia, and splenomegaly—called also blastic crisis




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