myelogenous leukemia

noun

Definition of myelogenous leukemia

: 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 leukemia, myeloid leukemia

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Recent Examples on the Web In 2017, Paul was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Washington Post, "Cancer almost killed this Maryland musician. Then it provided creative fuel.," 4 Jan. 2021 That’s exactly what could happen to anyone taking the drug nilotinib—approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2007 to treat the blood cancer chronic myelogenous leukemia. Gunjan Sinha/undark, Popular Science, "The case for rethinking how we use cancer drugs," 14 Dec. 2020 One of the early beneficiaries of these affirmative action policies was a black woman, one of six siblings born to a single mother and raised in poverty and who died when only 47 years old from acute myelogenous leukemia. Uche Blackstock, Twin Cities, "Uche Blackstock: Mother, daughters, doctors. Affirmative action at Harvard makes a generational ripple in improving black health care," 28 Nov. 2019 Druker’s research led to Gleevec, which treats chronic myelogenous leukemia. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Once shelved as too risky, blood cancer drug discovered in San Diego gets FDA approval," 19 Aug. 2019

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Myelogenous leukemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myelogenous%20leukemia. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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myelogenous leukemia

noun

Medical Definition of myelogenous leukemia

: 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 granulocytic leukemia, myeloblastic leukemia, myelocytic leukemia, myeloid leukemia

— see acute myelogenous leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia

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