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bone marrow

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The soft tissue that fills most bone cavities and consists of yellowish fatty tissue or reddish vascular tissue. In adult mammals, the bone marrow of certain bones is the location of stem cells that give rise to the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

bone marrow

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(Anatomy) See marrow11

bone marrow

The spongy, red tissue that fills the bone cavities of mammals. Bone marrow is the source of red blood cells, platelets, and most white blood cells.

bone marrow

Soft red and yellow substances that fill cavities in bone. Red bone marrow forms blood. Yellow bone marrow contains fat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bone marrow - the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bonesbone marrow - the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
red bone marrow, red marrow - bone marrow of children and some adult bones that is required for the formation of red blood cells
yellow bone marrow, yellow marrow - bone marrow that is yellow with fat; found at the ends of long bones in adults
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
immune system - a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response
2.bone marrow - very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat
marrowbone - a bone containing edible marrow; used especially in flavoring soup
Translations
os à moelle

bone marrow

nmidollo osseo
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Needle aspiration and biopsy in the diagnosis and monitoring of bone marrow diseases. Clin Lab Sci 1996; 9: 349-53.
Pluristem Therapeutics added that it is currently in the process of establishing a board of key opinion leaders in the field of bone marrow transplants from the US, Europe and Israel, as the company expands its activities in the treatment of the bone marrow diseases and transplantations."
While the number of diseases and injuries that are being treated using stem cells is growing rapidly, they have been successfully used for treatments in a variety of blood and bone marrow diseases such as leukaemia, thalessimia, lymphomas and other blood cancers, bone marrow failure disorders and sickle cell disease.
They even believe that the new technique could produce blood cells with specific defects, if the adult cells came from people with certain bone marrow diseases.
Factbox Every year thousands of * children and adults with fatal bone marrow diseases, like leukaemia, reach a stage when their only hope of survival is a blood stem cell transplant from a donor who shares the same 'tissue type'.