leukaemia

a blood disease

leukaemia

(= leukemia (USA)) Malignant neoplasia of leucocytes. Several different types are recognized according to the stem cell that has been affected, and several virus-induced leukaemias are known (eg. that caused by feline leukaemia virus). Both acute and chronic forms occur: (1) Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) - neoplastic proliferation of white cell precursors in which the blood has large numbers of primitive lymphocytes (high nuclear/cytoplasmic ratio characteristic of dividing cells and few specific surface antigens expressed); tends to be common in the young; (2) Acute myeloblastic leukaemia (AML) - more common in adults; the proliferating cells are of the myeloid haematopoietic series and the cells appearing in the blood are primitive granulocytes or monocytes; (3) Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) - neoplastic disease of middle or old age, characterized by excessive numbers of circulating lymphocytes of normal, mature appearance, usually B-lymphocytes; presumably a neoplastic transformation of lymphoid stem cells; (4) Chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) - neoplasia of myeloid stem cells, commonest in middle-aged or elderly people, characterized by excessive numbers of circulating leucocytes, most commonly neutrophils (or precursors), but occasionally eosinophils or basophils. ...

Leukaemia

It is generally thought that Leukaemia is a likely form of malignancy which can result from whole body exposure to Ionising Radiation , the likelyhood being Probabilistic in nature and increasing linearly with dose without threshold (although there does remain a controversy around the non-threshold hypothesis).
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leukaemia

Leukaemia is a type of cancer of the blood where the white blood cells take over in the bone marrow. It is generally diagnosed in children aged between one and 14 years and is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in children.
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Leukaemia

Cancer of the white blood cells. There are two main groups of leukaemias, acute leukaemias and chronic leukaemias. Each of these can affect white blood cells that develop from cells called lymphoblasts or myeloblasts (myeloid type cells). So there are acute lymphoblastic, acute myeloblastic, chronic lymphoblastic and chronic myeloid leukaemias.
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Leukaemia

a group of bone marrow cancers in which white blood cells divide uncontrollably, affecting the production of normal white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets
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leukaemia

A malignant disease
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leukaemia

<haematology> An acute or chronic disease of unknown cause in man and other warm blooded animals that involves the blood forming organs, is characterised by an abnormal increase in the number of leucocytes in the tissues of the body with or without a corresponding increase of those in the circulating blood and is classified according of the t...
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Leukaemia

• (n.) Leucocythaemia.
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leukaemia

an acute or chronic disease of unknown cause in man and other warm-blooded animals that involves the blood-forming organs, is characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of leucocytes in the tissues of the body with or without a corresponding increase of those in the circulating blood, and is classified according of the type leucocyte most ...
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leukaemia

leucocythemia, leukemia, leukemic, leukaemia, leukaemic A disease in which the white corpuscles of the blood are largely increased in number, and there is an enlargement of the spleen, or the lymphatic glands; leuchaemia.
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Leukaemia

Leukaemia is an acute or chronic disease characterised by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc., and suppress the blood-forming apparatus.
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leukaemia

Any one of a group of cancers of the blood cells, with widespread involvement of the bone marrow and other blood-forming tissue. The central feature of leukaemia is runaway production of white blood cells that are immature or in some way abnormal. These rogue cells, which lack the defensive capac...
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Leukaemia

A cancer of the blood cells. There are many different types. See leukaemia section.
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Leukaemia

It is generally thought that Leukaemia is a likely form of malignancy which can result from whole body exposure to Ionising Radiation , the likelyhood being Probabilistic in nature and increasing linearly with dose without threshold (although there does remain a controversy around the non-threshold hypothesis).
Found on http://www.ionactive.co.uk/glossary_atoz.html?s=az&t=l
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