chronic myelogenous leukemia

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chronic myelocytic leukemia

a heterogeneous group of myeloproliferative disorders that may evolve into acute leukemia in late stages (that is, blast crisis.)

chronic myelogenous leukemia

n.
Leukemia characterized by abnormally high levels of granulocytes in the blood and bone marrow and by the presence in most of these cells of an abnormal chromosome (the Philadelphia chromosome), occurring primarily in older adults and typically having a slow progression with early symptoms including fatigue and an enlarged spleen. Also called chronic granulocytic leukemia, chronic myelocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia.

chron·ic my·e·lo·cyt·ic leu·ke·mi·a

(kron'ik mī'ĕ-lō-sit'ik lū-kē'mē-ă)
A heterogeneous group of myeloproliferative disorders that may evolve into acute leukemia in late stages (i.e., blast crisis). Slow onset, usually in olderadults.
Synonym(s): chronic granulocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia.

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)

Also called chronic myelocytic leukemia, malignant disorder that involves abnormal accumulation of white cells in the marrow and bloodstream.
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