acute promyelocytic leukemia

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acute promyelocytic leukemia acute pro·my·e·lo·cyt·ic leukemia (prō-mī'ə-lō-sĭt'ĭk)
A severe bleeding disorder that is a form of leukemia and is characterized by low concentrations of plasma fibrigen, defective coagulation, and infiltration of the bone marrow with abnormal promyelocytes and myelocytes.

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