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bone marrow

n.
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.
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bone marrow

n
(Anatomy) See marrow11
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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.
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bone marrow

Soft red and yellow substances that fill cavities in bone. Red bone marrow forms blood. Yellow bone marrow contains fat.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
os à moelle

bone marrow

nmidollo osseo
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The hematology consult team, having failed to identify any other cause of the pancytopenia, settled on a working diagnosis of RAI-induced bone marrow suppression. The patient's admission was complicated by a febrile neutropenic episode which was empirically treated for a number of days with ticarcillin/clavulanate and gentamycin; however, a source of infection was never identified and the fever resolved.
The incidences of bone marrow suppression (Grade II and above) and complications related infection were both lower in the NST group than in the control group.
Reversible bone marrow suppression, serotonin syndrome, lactic acidosis and optic neuropathy were reported with lower frequency (11).
Estrogen-containing creams may be associated with bone marrow suppression, as can some antibiotics and pain medications, including including aspirin and acetaminophen.
Some antibiotics and pain medications, including aspirin and acetaminophen, may be associated with bone marrow suppression, as can estrogen-containing creams.
Laboratory investigations revealed renal and hepatic impairment, as well as bone marrow suppression (Table 1).
Bone marrow suppression and severe anaemia associated with persistent Plasmodium falciparum infection in African children with microscopically undetectable parasitaemia.
The increase in basophils may be due to element of recovery from the bone marrow suppression duringconvalescence.
They hypothesized that the underlying pathophysiological mechanism of isotretinoin-induced thrombocytopenia may be due to three potential causes ((1) immune-mediated response, (2) nonimmune mediated response, and (3) bone marrow suppression) [10].
However, the most harmful complication is bone marrow suppression. (2)
(7) To the best of our knowledge, LL primarily causing bone marrow suppression leading to thrombocytopenia has not been reported.

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