apheresis

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noun, plural aphe·re·sis \ˌa-fə-ˈrē-səs\

Definition of apheresis

aphereses

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  1. :  withdrawal of blood from a donor's body, removal of one or more blood components (as plasma, platelets, or white blood cells), and transfusion of the remaining blood back into the donor —called also pheresis

Origin and Etymology of apheresis

from -apheresis (as in plasmapheresis)


First Known Use: 1977


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apheresis

noun aphe·re·sis \ˌa-fə-ˈrē-səs\

Medical Definition of apheresis

plural

aphereses

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  1. :  withdrawal of blood from a donor's body, removal of one or more components (as plasma, blood platelets, or white blood cells) from the blood, and transfusion of the remaining blood back into the donor—called also pheresis; see leukapheresis, plasmapheresis, plateletpheresis


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