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Glossary for Acute leukemia

  • Acute myeloid leukemia: A form of rapidly progressing blood cancer resulting in the rapid proliferation of granulocytes and monocytes, red blood cells and platelets.
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Anemia, Sideroblastic: A rare blood disorder where abnormal utilization of iron results in the production of defective red blood cells which have excessive deposits of iron in them.
  • Aplastic anemia -- paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria syndrome: The association of hemoglobin in the urine with aplastic anemia. The hemoglobin in the urine manifests as dark urine in the morning. This is usually only observed in the morning as the urine is concentrated while sleeping which makes the presence of the hemoglobin more pronounced. Usually the condition leads to acute leukemia.
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Blood cancer: Malignancy of one or several of the different types of cells in the blood
  • Blood clots: Multiple coagulums that are located in the blood stream due to the aggregation of blood factors
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Bone Marrow Conditions: Medical conditions affecting the bone marrow
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Chronic leukemia: Leukemia in which the cell line is well differentiated, usually B lymphocytes.
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia: Type of leukemia mostly in adults; rarely in children.
  • Easy bruising: Where one bruises with minimal trauma to the skin
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease: A rare group of blood and bone marrow diseases which contains features of myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative disease. Myelodysplastic disease is when the immature blood cells do not develop into normal functioning mature cells. Myeloproliferative disease is where excessive numbers of blood cells are made.


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