Chronic leukemia


Chronic leukemia

Chronic leukemia is an increase of abnormal white blood cells. It differs from acute leukemia, and is categorized as myelogenous or lymphocytic.

Chronic leukemia may refer to:


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  • chronic leukemia — noun slowly progressing leukemia • Hypernyms: ↑leukemia, ↑leukaemia, ↑leucaemia, ↑cancer of the blood • Hyponyms: ↑chronic lymphocytic leukemia, ↑chronic myelocytic leukemia, ↑myeloid leuk …   Useful english dictionary

  • chronic leukemia — A slowly progressing cancer that starts in blood forming tissues such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of white blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia — Classification and external resources The Philadelphia chromosome as seen by metaphase FISH. ICD 10 C92.1 …   Wikipedia

  • chronic granulocytic leukemia — n CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA * * * chronic leukemia of the myelogenous type, occurring mainly between the ages of 25 and 60 years, usually associated with a Philadelphia chromosome. The major clinical manifestations of malaise,… …   Medical dictionary

  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia — n lymphocytic leukemia that is marked by an abnormal increase in the number of mature lymphocytes and esp. B cells, that is characterized by slow onset and progression of symptoms which include anemia, pallor, fatigue, appetite loss,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Leukemia — For the journal, see Leukemia (journal). For animal diseases, see Leucosis. Leukemia Classification and external resources A Wright s stained bone marrow aspirate smear of patient with precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia …   Wikipedia

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia — Infobox Disease Name = Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Caption = Peripheral blood smear showing CLL cells DiseasesDB = 2641 ICD10 = ICD10|C|91|1|c|81 ICD9 = ICD9|204.9 ICDO = 9823/3 | OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000532 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic =… …   Wikipedia

  • leukemia — leukemic, adj. /looh kee mee euh/, n. Pathol. any of several cancers of the bone marrow that prevent the normal manufacture of red and white blood cells and platelets, resulting in anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, and impaired blood …   Universalium

  • chronic myelocytic leukemia — noun chronic leukemia characterized by granular leukocytes; more common in older people • Syn: ↑myeloid leukemia • Hypernyms: ↑myelocytic leukemia, ↑granulocytic leukemia, ↑chronic leukemia * * * see chronic myelogenous leukemia …   Useful english dictionary