leukaemia

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leukaemia

(luːˈkiːmɪə) or

leukemia

n
(Pathology) an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc, and suppress the blood-forming apparatus. Also called (esp formerly): leucocythaemia
[C19: from leuco- + Greek haima blood]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leukaemia - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissuesleukaemia - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
acute leukemia - rapidly progressing leukemia
chronic leukemia - slowly progressing leukemia
lymphocytic leukemia - leukemia characterized by enlargement of lymphoid tissues and lymphocytic cells in the circulating blood
histiocytic leukaemia, histiocytic leukemia, monoblastic leukaemia, monoblastic leukemia, monocytic leukaemia, monocytic leukemia - leukemia characterized by the proliferation of monocytes and monoblasts in the blood
myeloblastic leukemia - a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by numerous myeloblasts in the blood stream
granulocytic leukemia, myelocytic leukemia - a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; marked by proliferation of myelocytes and their presence in the blood
Translations
الّلُوكِيمْيَالوكيميا: سَرَطان الدَّم
leukémie
leukæmi
leukemia
סרטן הדם
leukemija
fehérvérûségleukémia
kanker darahleukemia
hvítblæîi
白血病
백혈병
leucaemialeucemia
baltakraujystėleukozė
leikēmija, bālasinība
leukémia
leukemi
โรคที่มีเม็ดโลหิตขาวมากเกินไป
bệnh bạch cầu

leukaemia

leukemia (US) [luːˈkiːmɪə] Nleucemia f

leukaemia

[luːˈkiːmiə] (British) leukemia (US) nleucémie f
to have leukaemia → avoir la leucémie

leukaemia

, (US) leukemia
nLeukämie f

leukaemia

leukemia (Am) [luːˈkiːmɪə] nleucemia

leukaemia

(American) leukemia (luːˈkiːmiə) noun
a disease that causes white blood cells to multiply abnormally in the body.

leukaemia

الّلُوكِيمْيَا leukémie leukæmi Leukämie λευχαιμία leucemia leukemia leucémie leukemija leucemia 白血病 백혈병 leukemie leukemi białaczka leucemia лейкемия leukemi โรคที่มีเม็ดโลหิตขาวมากเกินไป lösemi bệnh bạch cầu 白血病
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By using this multidisciplinary approach, most acute leukaemias can be classified into myeloid, B-lymphoid or T-lymphoid lineage.
Objective: To determine the frequencies of various types of leukaemias in a secondary care hospital.
Dr Matt Kaiser, Head of Research at UK blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, which has funded Professor Gottgens' team for over a decade, said: "For some leukaemias, the majority of patients still ultimately die from their disease.
Conclusion: Acute leukaemias were more prevalent than chronic leukaemias.
Non virus associated leukaemia can sometimes be treated successfully but those leukaemias that are associated with viral infection are sadly untreatable.
MLL cancer accounts for about 70% of infant leukaemias and 10% of those affecting adults.
He sees it as a chance to determine the sources of chromosomal alterations during pregnancy, with the ultimate aim of reducing the risk of childhood leukaemias, which accounts for 35 per cent of cancer cases among youngsters.
Their research into Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) - which affects 650 people a year in the UK - is expected to lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of more common forms, including childhood leukaemias.
There are several types, but most leukaemias are due to massive over-production of the various types of white blood cells.