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What is Myelosuppression

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Updated May 16, 2014

Definition:

Myelosuppression is a decrease in the ability of the bone marrow to produce blood cells. It occurs most commmonly with cancer as a side effect of chemotherapy.

Myelosuppression can result in decreased production of:

Further Reading:

Also Known As: Bone marrow suppression
Examples:
Due to severe myelosuppression, Rick's oncologist suggested he wait a week before his next chemotherapy treatment.

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