myelofibrosis

noun
my·​e·​lo·​fi·​bro·​sis | \ ˌmī-ə-lō-fī-ˈbrō-səs How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio) \

Definition of myelofibrosis

: an anemic condition in which bone marrow becomes fibrotic and the liver and spleen usually exhibit a development of blood-cell precursors

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Other Words from myelofibrosis

myelofibrotic \ ˌmī-​ə-​lō-​fī-​ˈbrä-​tik How to pronounce myelofibrotic (audio) \ adjective

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The drug, fedratinib, treats certain kinds of a bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Once shelved as too risky, blood cancer drug discovered in San Diego gets FDA approval," 19 Aug. 2019 Under the agreement, Celgene will add as much as $1.25 billion to the upfront payment if Impact’s drug fedratinib reaches approval milestones to treat myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer, and another $150 million for other indications. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Celgene is interested in Impact Biomedicines’ fedratinib, a kinase inhibitor that has shown promise as a potential treatment for a type of blood cancer called myelofibrosis, according to a statement put out jointly by both companies. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Under the agreement, Celgene will add up to $1.25 billion to the upfront payment if Impact’s drug fedratinib reaches approval milestones to treat myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer, and another $150 million for other indications. Bloomberg.com, "Celgene to Buy Cancer Drugmaker Impact for $1.1 Billion Upfront," 7 Jan. 2018 Among the new drugs that J&J expects to deliver through 2021 are treatments for prostate cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, myelofibrosis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "J&J says 10 new drugs could bring in $1B each in sales," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of myelofibrosis

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myelofibrosis

New Latin

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myelofibrosis

noun
my·​e·​lo·​fi·​bro·​sis | \ ˌmī-ə-lō-fī-ˈbrō-səs How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio) \
plural myelofibroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce myelofibroses (audio) \

Medical Definition of myelofibrosis

: an anemic condition in which bone marrow becomes fibrotic and the liver and spleen usually exhibit a development of blood-cell precursors

Other Words from myelofibrosis

myelofibrotic \ -​ˈbrät-​ik How to pronounce myelofibrotic (audio) \ adjective

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