Medical Definition of Acute leukaemia

1. A rapidly progressive cancer of the blood of sudden onset and characterised by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blood cells which take over the bone marrow and spill into the blood stream. If left untreated is fatal within a few weeks or months. See: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (11 Nov 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acute Leukaemia

acute haemorrhagic glomerulonephritis
acute haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
acute hemorrhagic encephalitis
acute idiopathic polyneuritis
acute illness
acute inclusion body encephalitis
acute infectious nonbacterial gastroenteritis
acute inflammation
acute inflammatory polyneuropathy
acute intermittent porphyria
acute interstitial nephritis
acute interstitial pneumonia
acute interstitial pneumonitis
acute kidney failure
acute kidney transplant rejection
acute leukaemia (current term)
acute leukemia
acute lobar nephrosis
acute lower GI haemorrhage
acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
acute lymphocytic leukaemia
acute lymphocytic leukemia
acute malaria
acute mania
acute membranous gingivitis
acute miliary tuberculosis
acute monocytic leukaemia
acute mountain sickness
acute myeloblastic leukaemia

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