Skip navigation

Disease Leukemia

Name Leukemia
Synonyms Leucocythaemia | Leucocythaemias | Leucocythemia | Leucocythemias | Leukemias
Definition A progressive, malignant disease of the blood-forming organs, characterized by distorted proliferation and development of leukocytes and their precursors in the blood and bone marrow. Leukemias were originally termed acute or chronic based on life expectancy but now are classified according to cellular maturity. Acute leukemias consist of predominately immature cells; chronic leukemias are composed of more mature cells. (From The Merck Manual, 2006)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D007938
External Links

Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Leukemia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

Top ↑ Descendants

Leukemia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
  Enzootic Bovine Leukosis
  Leukemia, Acute, X-Linked
View node Leukemia, Experimental Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Leukemia, Feline
  Leukemia, Hairy Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
View node Leukemia, Lymphoid Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
  Leukemia, Mast-Cell
View node Leukemia, Myeloid Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
  Leukemia, Plasma Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Leukemia, Radiation-Induced Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  WT limb blood syndrome