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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.]
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(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]
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(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
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n plasmaféresis f
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PM Oli is undergoing plasmapheresis treatment to remove anti-body in his kidney.
The global plasmapheresis market is likely to grow at a steady CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period 2017-2026, and reach a valuation of over US$ 1.5 Bn by the end of 2026.
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The facility produces liquid saline and sodium citrate, which are solutions used in the plasmapheresis, or plasma collection, process.
LAHORE -- The University of Health Sciences (UHS) in collaboration with Pakistan Myasthenic Welfare Organisation (PMWO) will establish mobile plasmapheresis units for treatment of life-threatening neuromuscular disorders in its affiliated teaching hospitals in Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot.
The objective of this report is to present a case in which plasmapheresis was administered to control thyroid hormones in hyperthyroidism with a hydatidiform mole.
Sanaplasma is a privately-owned company focused on source plasma collection through its operation of 14 European plasmapheresis centres; 11 in the Czech Republic and three in Hungary.
This adds 14 plasmapheresis centres to Shire's European-based collection network, increasing its long-term access to plasma in support of the company's growing immunology business.
This treatment includes a process of removing anti-bodies from the blood (plasmapheresis), and prescribing medications that protect the new kidney from antibodies," he said.
Acute management lies not only in ventilator care, but also by reducing circulating antibody titres with immunological therapy such as plasmapheresis (PE), immunoglobulin (IVIg) and corticosteroids followed subsequently by oral steroids and immunotherapy in the long run with frequent monitoring of the complications associated with these drug therapies.