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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


acute myeloblastic leukemia  listen  (uh-KYOOT MY-eh-loh-BLAS-tik 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 myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, AML, and ANLL.

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