acute promyelocytic leukemia

[ prō-mī′ə-lō-sĭtĭk ]


A severe bleeding disorder that is a form of leukemia and is characterized by low concentrations of plasma fibrigen, defective coagulation, and infiltration of the bone marrow with abnormal promyelocytes and myelocytes.

Nearby words

  1. astrograph,
  2. astrographic,
  3. astrography,
  4. astroid,
  5. astrol.,
  6. astrologer,
  7. astrological,
  8. astrologically,
  9. astrologous,
  10. astrology

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