acute myelogenous leukemia


variants or acute myeloid leukemia also acute myeloblastic leukemia or acute myelocytic leukemia
: myelogenous leukemia of rapid onset and progression that is marked by an abnormal increase in the number of myeloblasts especially in bone marrow and blood, that is characterized by symptoms similar to those of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and that occurs chiefly during adulthood
abbreviation AML

called also acute nonlymphocytic leukemia

compare chronic myelogenous leukemia

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“Acute myelogenous leukemia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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