Medical Definition of Acute leukemia
Acute leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells that characteristically comes on suddenly and, if not treated, progresses quickly. In acute leukemia, the leukemic cells are not able to mature properly.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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