leukopheresis

leukopheresis
leu·ko·phe·re·sis -fə-'rē-səs n, pl -re·ses -.sēz LEUKAPHERESIS

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  • Apheresis — (Greek: to take away ) is a medical technology in which the blood of a donor or patient is passed through an apparatus that separates out one particular constituent and returns the remainder to the circulation. It is thus an extracorporeal… …   Wikipedia

  • leukapheresis — A procedure, analogous to plasmapheresis, in which leukocytes are removed from the withdrawn blood and the remainder of the blood is retransfused into the donor. [leuko + G. aphairesis, a withdrawal] * * * leu·ka·phe·re·sis .lü kə fə rē səs n, pl …   Medical dictionary

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