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- Acute myeloid leukemia : clonal expansion of myeloid blast cells in bone marrow, blood, and other tissue. Myeloid leukemias develop from changes in cells that normally produce neutrophils; basophils; eosinophils; and monocytes.
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- Antineoplastic agent : Drug that prevents the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells.
- Autonomic and endocrine functions and music : Theory that music has therapeutic purposes by interacting with autonomic and endocrine functions.
- B-Cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia : Chronic leukaemia characterized by abnormal B-lymphocytes and often generalized lymphadenopathy.
- Bacillus subtilis : A Gram-positive, rod-shaped, endospore-forming bacteria, originally called Vibrio subtilis.
- Cancer : A generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body; one defining feature is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs.
- Cyclophosphamide : A medication and immunosuppressive agent used to treat lymphoma and leukemia.
- Cytarabine : A pyrimidine nucleoside analog that inhibits DNA synthesis, used as an antineoplastic agent, antiviral and immunosuppressant.
- Food and Drug Administration : The agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics.
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplant : Transplantation of blood stem cells derived from the bone marrow or blood, most often performed for people with diseases of the blood and cancer.
- Human T-lymphotropic virus : Human RNA retrovirus associated with certain leukaemias and lymphomas and with demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
- Mercaptopurine : Antimetabolite antineoplastic agent with immunosuppressant properties. It interferes with nucleic acid synthesis by inhibiting purine metabolism and is used, usually in combination with other drugs, in the treatment of or in remission maintenance programs for leukemia.
- Platelet : Cell fragments circulating in the blood.
- Sweet's Syndrome : Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, characterized by the sudden onset of fever, leukocytosis, and tender, erythematous, well-demarcated papules and plaques.
- The Catcher in the Rye : 1951 novel by J.D. Salinger.