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bone marrow

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(marrow) the tissue contained within the internal cavities of the bones. At birth, these cavities are filled entirely with blood-forming myeloid tissue (red marrow) but in later life the...

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erythropoiesis

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(i-rith-roh-poi-ee-sis)

the process of red blood cell (erythrocyte) production, which normally occurs in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow. See also haemopoiesis.

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granulopoiesis

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n. the process of production of granulocytes, which normally occurs in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow. Granulocytes are ultimately derived from a haemopoietic stem...

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haemopoietic tissue

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The tissue that gives rise to blood cells in the process of haemopoiesis. The haemopoietic tissue of the embryo and fetal stage of vertebrates is the bone marrow, lymph nodes, yolk sac,...

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hypoplastic leukaemia

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A stage of leukaemia in which there is a decrease in the number of white cells, red cells, and platelets in the blood and reduced haemopoiesis in the bone marrow.

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leucopoiesis

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n. the process of the production of white blood cells (leucocytes), which normally occurs in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow. See also granulopoiesis, haemopoiesis,...

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myelofibrosis

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n. a chronic but progressive disease characterized by fibrosis of the bone marrow, which leads to anaemia and the presence of immature red and white blood cells in the...

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myeloid

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adj. 1. like, derived from, or relating to bone marrow. 2. resembling a myelocyte. 3. relating to the spinal cord.

1. like, derived from, or...

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myeloid tissue

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Tissue within red bone marrow that produces the blood cells. It is found around the blood vessels and contains various cells that are precursors of the blood cells. See haemopoietic tissue.

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