venisection


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venisection

(ˌvɛnɪˈsɛkʃən)
n
(Medicine) a cutting of the vein so as to obtain blood for either diagnostic purposes or for treatment purposes. Also called: phlebotomy
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venisection

n. venisección. V.: phlebotomy
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At the end of the five weeks of experiment, the rats were sacrificed by jugular venisection after light chloroform anaesthesia.
Blood is collected by venisection by experienced phlebotomists on site at our facility and generally under our guidance.
In explaining the new 19th-century rationale for venisection, Jackson wrote that because a loss of blood causes surface vessels to contract, it was hoped that those in the affected area would also contract, thereby reducing the local swelling and making it possible for serous fluid in the tissues to be absorbed more readily.