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 (vĕn′ĭ-sĕk′shən, vē′nĭ-)
[New Latin vēnae sectiō : Latin vēnae, genitive sing. of vēna, vein + Latin sectiō, sectiōn-, cutting; see section.]


(Surgery) surgical incision into a vein
[C17: from New Latin vēnae sectiō; see vein, section]


(fləˈbɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the act or practice of opening a vein to let or draw blood as a therapeutic or diagnostic measure. Also called venesection.
[1350–1400; Middle English fleobotomie (< Middle French flebotomie) < Medieval Latin fleobotomia, phlebotomia, Late Latin < Greek phlebotomía; see phlebo-, -tomy]
phleb•o•tom•ic (ˌflɛb əˈtɒm ɪk) adj.
phle•bot′o•mize`, v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.
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Noun1.venesection - surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
bloodletting - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
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Physicians executed two venesections, often either the radial artery or saphenous vein, and the brachial vein, to which polyvinyl cannula were inserted to deliver blood to and from the artificial kidney.
After these venesections, her Hb improved to 182 g/L and Hct 0.54.
administration set Blood pack without For therapeutic venesections. anticoagulant Blood pack with For blood salvage and subsequent autologous anticoagulant reinfusion.