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bone marrow transplantation

 

Definition: grafting of bone marrow tissue; used in aplastic anemia, primary immunodeficiency, acute leukemia (following total body irradiation), and in patients with cancer (breast) who undergo extensive chemotherapy such that their bone marrow is destroyed.

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