red marrow

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Synonyms for red marrow

bone marrow of children and some adult bones that is required for the formation of red blood cells

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Red marrow is the site of blood cell production and growth.
In all patients, normal organs including the red marrow received radiation doses well below the safety limits prescribed in the clinical protocol.
Compared with controls, the patients with anorexia had markedly increased fat content-visualized as "yellow marrow"-and less than half as much healthy red marrow in their knees; this was seen both in the lower thigh bone (femur) and upper shinbone (tibia).