Definitions for "Acute Myeloid Leukemia"
Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. AML results in uncontrolled, exaggerated growth and accumulation of malignant cells called "blasts" which fail to function as normal blood cells and block the production of normal marrow cells, leading to a deficiency of red cells (anemia), platelets (thrombocytopenia) and normal white cells (neutropenia) in the blood.
A disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the blood and bone marrow. AML is also called acute nonlymphocytic leukemia or ANLL. Acute leukemia progresses more quickly than the chronic form and has more immature blasts.
acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of granular leukocytes; most common in adolescents and young adults