multiple myeloma

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multiple myeloma

n.
A malignant proliferation of plasma cells in bone marrow causing numerous tumors and characterized by the presence of abnormal proteins in the blood.

mul′tiple myelo′ma


n.
a malignant plasma cell tumor of the bone marrow that destroys bone tissue.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.multiple myeloma - myeloma that develops in several places at the same time
myeloma - a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
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Serum protein electrophoresis (SPE) and urine protein electrophoresis--which may be conducted using either agarose gel electrophoresis (AGE) or capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) methods--are commonly used to screen for monoclonal proteins (M proteins; originally referred to as myeloma proteins).
In particular, physicians should measure myeloma protein, as multiple studies have demonstrated a relationship between the presence of myeloma proteins after radiation and progression of solitary plasmacytoma to multiple myeloma.
A panel of 30 different purified human Ig myeloma proteins of different isotypes and IgG myeloma proteins of known IgG subclasses and light chain types was employed in this study.
EMP is a soft tissue plasma cell tumor occurring in the absence of systemic signs of multiple myeloma, such as a bone osteolytic lesion, plasma cell infiltration in bone marrow, a lytic bone lesion, and serum or urine myeloma proteins (1) .