myelosuppression

A condition in which bone marrow activity is decreased, resulting in fewer red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Myelosuppression is a side effect of some cancer treatments. When myelosuppression is severe, it is called myeloablation.

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  • Myelosuppression — Als Myelosuppression, auch Knochenmark(s)depression oder Knochenmark(s)hemmung[Fußnote 1] genannt, bezeichnet man das Aussetzen der normalen Blutbildung (Hämatopoese) im Knochenmark. In der englischsprachigen Fachliteratur spricht man von bone… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • myelosuppression — noun A reduction of bone marrow activity that leads to a lower concentration of platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells …   Wiktionary

  • Myelosuppression — Knochenmarkshemmung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • myelosuppression — my·e·lo·sup·pres·sion sə presh ən n suppression of the bone marrow s production of blood cells and platelets * * * n. a reduction in blood cell production by the bone marrow. It commonly occurs after chemotherapy and may result in anaemia,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Myelosuppression — Mye|lo|sup|pressio̱n [↑myelo... u. ↑Suppression] w; , en: Hemmung der Neubildung von Knochenmarkszellen …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • myelosuppression — n. a reduction in blood cell production by the bone marrow. It commonly occurs after chemotherapy and may result in anaemia, infection, and abnormal bleeding (see thrombocytopenia, neutropenia). Derivatives: myelosuppressive adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • severe myelosuppression — A severe form of myelosuppression. Myelosuppression is a condition in which bone marrow activity is decreased, resulting in fewer red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It is a side effect of some cancer treatments. Also called… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Knochenmarkshemmung — Myelosuppression (fachsprachlich) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • МИЕЛОСУПРЕССИЯ — (myelosuppression) уменьшение количества образующихся в костном мозге клеток крови. Обычно миелосупрессия может развиться у человека после курса химиотерапии или в результате анемии, инфекции или какого либо аномального кровотечения (см.… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Chemotherapy — A woman being treated with docetaxel chemotherapy for breast cancer. Cold mittens and wine coolers are placed on her hands and feet to reduce harm to her nails. Chemotherapy (sometimes cancer chemotherapy) is the treatment of cancer with an… …   Wikipedia

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