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Post by lohita » Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:28 pm

Can some one explain me what is a bone marrow? :?:

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Post by Poison » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:17 pm

bone marrow
(Science: haematology) The soft, spongy tissue found in the centre of most large bones that produces the cellular components of blood: white cells, red cells and platelets (haemopoiesis). It is also the most radiation sensitive tissue of the body.

The fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones.

Very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones.

Found in the bone, is responsible for the creation of blood cells.


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Post by biostudent84 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:12 am

Poison wrote:It is also the most radiation sensitive tissue of the body.


Do you have any more information on this, Poison? It's fascinating. One would think it was the least sensitive...as there is a calcium layer of bone radiation must penetrate to get to the marrow. Granted, calcium is a poor protection from radiation, but it's still a little better than simply nothing.

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Post by Poison » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:22 pm

Not really biostudent84.Bone marrow poduction is fast maybe that can be a reason for that. But just guessing. But I will try to find some info.
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Post by Poison » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:15 pm

I've found something.Not an exact info but maybe you would like to have a look at these:

http://hps.org/publicinformation/ate/q285.html

http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publicatio ... 2-6b.pps#1
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Post by Inuyasha » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:52 pm

Bone Marrow is also the center for the production of B cells. Just to let you know.
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