acute myeloid leukemia

Pronunciation: (uh-KYOOT MY-eh-loyd loo-KEE-mee-uh)

An aggressive (fast-growing) disease in which too many myeloblasts (immature white blood cells that are not lymphoblasts) are found in the bone marrow and blood. Also called acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, AML, and ANLL.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2009-02-26