[noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh, nyoo r-]
- a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells that usually starts in the autonomic nervous system or adrenal gland and spreads quickly, most often affecting young children.
Origin of neuroblastoma
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- pathol a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland
- A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring most commonly in infants and young children.
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