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View in Spanish: Mielosupresión grave

Severe myelosuppression ( 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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.