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 (plăz′mə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs, -fə-rē′-)
A process in which plasma is taken from donated blood and the remaining components, mostly red blood cells, are returned to the donor.

[plasm(a) + Greek aphairesis, removal; see aphaeresis.]


(Medicine) (in blood transfusion) a technique for removing healthy or infected plasma by separating it from the red blood cells by settling or using a centrifuge and retransfusing the red blood cells into the donor or patient
[C20: from plasm + Greek aphairesis taking away]


(ˌplæz mə fəˈri sɪs)

a type of apheresis in which blood cells are returned to the bloodstream of the donor and the plasma is used, as for transfusion.
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Noun1.plasmapheresis - plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
pheresis, apheresis - a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion


n plasmaféresis f
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It was then decided to perform plasma exchange on the 14- year- old.
However, the number of plasma exchanges was quite variable, ranging from two to 24 exchanges.
Very few patients who have advanced renal disease at presentation recover renal function despite immunosuppression and plasma exchange.
It finds usage in the apheresis of any blood component and is not restricted to plasma exchange as membrane filtration.
Although plasma exchange procedures are mostly done via plasmapheresis, in clinical practice, immunoadsorption can also be used, and may in fact be a superior method in MC cases (40).
Postoperative TTP responds to plasma exchange faster than classical TTP, but also progresses more rapidly and usually fatally if untreated or if treatment is commenced late.
Weinshenker was intrigued when his colleague Moses Rodriguez, MD, found that six people whose attacks did not respond to steroid treatment improved dramatically with plasma exchange therapy.
EULAR also noted that plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulin, and rituximab have been used for refractory NPSLE.
You are paged by the renal fellow requesting plasma exchange for a patient with multiple myeloma.
He picked up a couple of viral infections and they undid all the good work done by the plasma exchange he undergoes.