from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The soft, fatty, vascular tissue that fills most bone cavities and is the source of red blood cells and many white blood cells.
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- n. The fatty vascular tissue that fills the cavities of bones; the place where new blood cells are produced.
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- n. very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
- n. the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
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From the bone marrow they move to the thymus, a butterfly-shaped organ situated over the heart in the center of the upper chest, right behind your sternum, or breastbone.
Luckily, the same defect that allows autoreactive T cells to escape from the bone marrow also results in a flaw on the surface of these T cells that allows them to be singled out and destroyed.
A couple of quick calls confirmed that Miss Harper had made periodic visits to Hopkins for blood and bone marrow workups, a routine relating to a disease she obviously had been quite secretive about.
After a harrowing ride in a military helicopter to Walter Reed Hospital, three rounds of horrendous chemotherapy, an excruciating lung resection, and a disappointing bone marrow search, we were at Duke University Hospital.
Normally, our bone marrow and thymus produce millions of T cells, which are the foot soldiers that work diligently to serve the immune system.
When researchers placed bone marrow in mice that expressed additional copies of the Fc receptor gene, those mice did not develop autoimmune disease.
“She would come in every two months for her blood and bone marrow workups and on each visit was given a supply, about two hundred fifty two-milligram tablets,” Dr. Ismail was saying as he smoothed open the pages of a thick monitoring book.
She is having bone marrow transplant, and keem … keem …
He had been in isolation for weeks, because the chemotherapy and drugs they used to make his new bone marrow engraft left him with no immune system.
The fact that Faustman was able to uncover and identify this specific group of flawed autoreactive T cells escaping out of the bone marrow was hugely promising.