-emia, -aemia +
(Greek: a suffix; blood, usually a diseased condition of the blood)
2. A low oxygen state usually resulting from an obstruction of the arterial blood supply or inadequate blood flow leading to hypoxia in the tissue.
3. Local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction, thrombosis, or embolism.
As a result of leukemia, some of the other bodily organs may no longer function properly; such as, the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, testes, or the brain.
Strictly speaking, leukemia should refer only to cancer of the white blood cells (the leukocytes) but in practice it can apply to malignancy of any cellular element in the blood or bone marrow, as in red cell leukemia or erythroleukemia.
Certain types of childhood leukemias respond well to treatment, which includes drugs, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
2. Having a cloudy or milky appearance used in reference to a plasma or serum specimen.
2. A morbid condition in which the blood contains black pigment either floating freely or imbedded in the white blood corpuscles.
2. Deficiency of the cellular elements of the blood.