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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


severe myelosuppression  listen  (... MY-eh-loh-suh-PREH-shun)

  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 myeloablation.