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Multiple myeloma

Synonym(s)

  • Kahler's disease
  • myeloma
  • myelomatosis
  • plasmacytic myeloma

Definition(s)

Malignant neoplasm of plasma cells usually arising in the bone marrow and manifested by skeletal destruction, bone pain, and the presence of anomalous immunoglobulins.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A type of cancer that begins in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies). Also called Kahler's disease, myelomatosis, or plasma cell myeloma.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014