Definition: Acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) is a fast-moving cancer that affects the myeloid white blood cells rather than the lymphoid white blood cells. It is the most common form of leukemia among adults, although it also strikes children. For more information, see leukemia.
Also Known As: Acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia, acute nonlymphoid leukemia, AML, ANLL
Alternate Spellings: Acute nonlymphocytic leukaemia, acute myelogenous leukaemia, acute nonlymphoblastic leukaemia