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Leukemia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Leukemia
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.337
Unique ID
D007938
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007938
Annotation
general or unspecified; many specific leukemia types are available
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Leucocythaemia
Leucocythemia
See Also
Leukemic Infiltration
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Leukemia Preferred
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