Plasmapheresis meaning

plăzmə-fĕrĭ-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.
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A type of apheresis in which blood is taken from a donor.
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A process in which plasma is taken from donated blood and the remaining components, mostly red blood cells, are returned to the donor.
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(medicine) A procedure in which whole blood is removed from a donor or patient and centrifuged to isolate blood cells that are resuspended in a compatible solution and re-injected into the donor or patient.
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Origin of plasmapheresis

  • plasm(a) Greek aphairesis removal aphaeresis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin plasm- + Ancient Greek ἀφαίρεσις (aphairesis, “removal")

    From Wiktionary