Medical Definition of Granulocytic leukaemia

1. A form of leukaemia characterised by an uncontrolled proliferation of myelopoietic cells in the bone marrow and in extramedullary sites, and the presence of large numbers of immature and mature granulocytic forms in various tissues (and organs) and in the circulating blood. The total count may range from 1000 (aleukaemic variety) to several hundred thousand per cu mm. The predominant cell is usually of the neutrophilic series, but, in a few instances, eosinophilic or basophilic granulocytes, or even megakaryocytes, may represent the chief form; early in granulocytic leukaemia, the circulating blood may contain excessive numbers of all of the granulocytic forms. Synonym: leukaemic myelosis, myelocytic leukaemia, myelogenic leukaemia, myelogenous leukaemia, myeloid leukaemia. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Granulocytic Leukaemia

granules
granuliferous
granuliform
granulite
granulites
granulitic
granulo-
granuloblast
granuloblastosis
granulocyte
granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factors
granulocytes
granulocytic
granulocytic leukaemia (current term)
granulocytic leukemia
granulocytic sarcoma
granulocytic series
granulocytin
granulocytopenia
granulocytopoiesis
granulocytopoietic
granulocytosis
granuloma
granuloma annulare
granuloma endemicum
granuloma faciale
granuloma gangrenescens
granuloma gravidarum

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