myeloma

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myeloma

a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
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myeloma

[‚mī·ə′lō·mə]
(medicine)
A primary tumor of the bone marrow composed of any of the bone marrow cell types.
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Nephelometric measurement of serum free light chains in nonsecretory myeloma. Clin Chem 2002;48:70a.
The data suggest the use of laboratory FLC testing for the diagnosis and monitoring of nonsecretory myeloma and AL amyloidosis, as a prognostic marker for AL amyloidosis, and as a more sensitive marker of light-chain myeloma than urine Bence Jones protein.
Currently there is no satisfactory method to diagnose and monitor patients with light-chain myeloma, nonsecretory myeloma (NSM), (3) or primary (AL) amyloidosis.