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plasmapheresis

[ plaz-muh-fuh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌplæz mə fəˈri sɪs /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a type of apheresis in which blood cells are returned to the bloodstream of the donor and the plasma is used, as for tranfusion.

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Origin of plasmapheresis

First recorded in 1915–20; plasm- + apheresis
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British Dictionary definitions for plasmapheresis

plasmapheresis
/ (ˌplæzməˈfɛrəsəs) /

noun
(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

Word Origin for plasmapheresis

C20: from plasm + Greek aphairesis taking away
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