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the soft tissue that fills the cavities of bones [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/cwg MP:0002397 ]

Synonyms: medulla ossium medulla ossea

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by


editor note

consider placement of NCIT:C53466 medullary bone

TODO - create superclass for bone marrow / head kidney. both are portions of tissue in the hematopoetic system. also consider adding as subclass of zone of bone organ for consistency with FMA. See also: Leydig and epigonal organs

function notes

In adults, marrow in large bones produces new blood cells[Wikipedia:Bone_marrow]

has related synonym

medulla of bone

medullary bone

homology notes

The bone marrow is the hematopoietic organ in all vertebrates but fishes, in which hematopoiesis occurs in the kidney.[well established][VHOG]