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apheresis vs. plasmapheresis
[ uh-fer-uh-sis for 1; af-uh-ree-sis for 2 ]
- the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the beginning of a word, as in squire for esquire, or count for account.
- the withdrawal of whole blood from the body, separation of one or more components, and return by transfusion of remaining blood to the donor.
[ plaz-muh-fuh-ree-sis ]
- a type of apheresis in which blood cells are returned to the bloodstream of the donor and the plasma is used, as for tranfusion.