a type of apheresis in which blood is taken from a donor
Origin of plasmapheresisfrom plasm(o)- + Classical Greek aphairesis: see apheresis
A process in which plasma is taken from donated blood and the remaining components, mostly red blood cells, are returned to the donor.
Origin of plasmapheresisplasm(a) Greek aphairesis removal ; see aphaeresis .
From New Latin plasm- + Ancient Greek á¼€Ï†Î±Î¯ÏÎµÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (aphairesis, “removal")