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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



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

  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.