plasmapheresis

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plas·ma·pher·e·sis

 (plăz′mə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs, -fə-rē′-)
n.
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.]

plasmapheresis

(ˌplæzməˈfɛrəsəs)
n
(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]

plas•ma•pher•e•sis

(ˌplæz mə fəˈri sɪs)

n.
a type of apheresis in which blood cells are returned to the bloodstream of the donor and the plasma is used, as for transfusion.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

plasmapheresis

n plasmaféresis f