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a·pher·e·sis

 (ə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
1. Linguistics Variant of aphaeresis.
2. aph·e·re·sis (ăf′ə-rē′sĭs) Medicine A procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor and separated into its components, some of which are retained, such as plasma or platelets, and the remainder returned by transfusion to the donor. Also called hemapheresis.

apheresis

(əˈfɪərɪsɪs) or

aphaeresis

n
1. (Linguistics) the omission of a letter or syllable at the beginning of a word
2. (Medicine) a method of collecting blood from donors that enables its different components, such as the platelets or plasma, to be separated out
Also informally called: pheresis
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from aphairein to remove]
apheretic, aphaeretic adj

a•pher•e•sis

or a•phaer•e•sis

(əˈfɛr ə sɪs)

n.
the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the beginning of a word, as in squire for esquire or count for account.
[1605–15; < Late Latin aphaeresis < Greek aphaíresis removal]
aph•e•ret•ic (ˌæf əˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apheresis - (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
linguistics - the scientific study of language
deletion, omission - any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
2.apheresis - a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysisapheresis - 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
dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
plasmapheresis - plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
plateletpheresis - platelets are separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
Translations
afareza

apheresis

n aféresis f
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In this pivotal Phase 3 trial of 205 patients with breast cancer, patients receiving NEUPOGEN plus SCF required a median of two fewer blood collection procedures known as aphereses to collect the optimum number of progenitor cells, compared to those receiving NEUPOGEN alone.
Part II: rent 3 pieces of cell separators to aphereses automatic and sets with a single insertion of a quantity of 900 pieces and a double insertion of a quantity of 250 pieces and a fluid supply ACD-A (1150 pieces and ~500ml).
Part 1 - successive supply of disposable kits to collect plasma for offered for lease separators, containers, empty and 1000 ml kits, needles drain, forming a distinct part kits aphereses kolekcyjnych and medicinal liquid anticoagulant ACD-A, together with the lease separators plasma in amount of 2 pieces;1.