noun Etymology: New Latin, from plasm- + Greek aphairesis taking off — more at aphaeresis Date: 1914 a process for removing blood plasma without depleting the donor or patient of other blood constituents (as red blood cells) by separating out the plasma from the whole blood and returning the rest to the donor's or patient's circulatory system

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  • plasmapheresis — [plaz΄mə fer′ə sis] n. [ PLASM + Gr aphairesis: see APHERESIS] a medical procedure in which blood is taken from a donor or patient, the plasma separated from the blood cells in a centrifuge, and the blood cells returned to the person s… …   English World dictionary

  • Plasmapheresis — Pheresis redirects here. It is not to be confused with Phoresis. Plasmapheresis Intervention ICD 10 PCS 6A5 ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • plasmapheresis — The process of separating certain cells from the plasma in the blood by a machine; only the cells are returned to the person. Plasmapheresis can be used to remove excess antibodies from the blood …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • plasmapheresis — /plaz meuh feuh ree sis/, n. Med. a type of apheresis in which blood cells are returned to the bloodstream of the donor and the plasma is used, as for tranfusion. [1915 20; PLASM + APHERESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • plasmapheresis — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • plasmapheresis — Removal of whole blood from the body, separation of its cellular elements by centrifugation, and reinfusion of them suspended in saline or some other plasma substitute, thus depleting the body s own plasma without depleting its cells. [plasma + G …   Medical dictionary

  • plasmapheresis — n. filtration of blood (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plasmapheresis — [ˌplazmə fɛrɪsɪs, fə ri:sɪs] noun Medicine a method of removing blood plasma from the body, performed especially to remove antibodies in treating autoimmune conditions. Origin 1920s: from plasma + Gk aphairesis taking away …   English new terms dictionary

  • plasmapheresis — plas·ma·pher·e·sis …   English syllables

  • plasmapheresis — n. a procedure for removing a quantity of plasma from the blood. Blood is withdrawn through a vein from the patient and passed through a machine (a cell separator). Plasma is removed and the rest of the blood is returned to the patient through… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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