Definition of leukemia in English:
A malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other symptoms.
- The symptoms of leukaemia vary greatly, depending on the exact type of disease and how advanced it is.
- There are two basic reasons for carrying out bone marrow transplantation for leukaemia and lymphoma.
- In people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal white blood cells.
- Example sentences
- Their immature and uniform appearance raised the possibility of malignant lymphoma in the leukemic phase.
- The cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are non-Hodgkin lymphomas of epidermotropic lymphocytes, of which the most common forms are mycosis fungoides and its leukemic variant, Sezary syndrome.
- When performing microarrays to evaluate leukemias, normal and leukemic cells found in blood or bone marrow are first separated by density gradient centrifugation.
Definition of leukemia in:
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