Pronunciation: (MY-eh-loh-a-BLAY-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 severe myelosuppression.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2003-12-23 Date last modified: 2007-06-05