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  • n. Plural form of phlebotomy.


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  • Hemochromatosis sufferrers should drink lots of water every day to keep the blood thin for easier phlebotomies and to keep the kidneys nice and flushed out.

    Matthew Yglesias » Commerce Cabinet Crisis VII: Harry Hopkins

  • The objectives are to be thorough and safe, minimize delay, avoid unnecessary phlebotomies and trips to laboratories, and reduce waiting times in unfamiliar locations.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • Barbers held a unique position, but in performing phlebotomies, a minor operation, they retained associations with health and disease.

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

  • Phlebotomy: Make sure to get phlebotomies when you need them.

  • When I have trouble, as I've been having the past six months, frequently getting sick with symptoms just before my scheduled phlebotomies, it hardly makes sense to go in for battery after battery of tests that I can't afford on the off-chance that a doctor will spot something unusual that isn't working with my treatment.

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  • And it would be nice to have the option of new drug therapies, but those are so much more expensive than the phlebotomies that I can't justify trying them out.

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  • "_polycythemia_", the direct opposite of "_anaemia_", did 10 phlebotomies taking 5 pints of blood which they said they used for transfusions on ward patients, much to my gratification.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 43rd Annual Meeting Rockport, Indiana, August 25, 26 and 27, 1952

  • I do have a fellow I go to once a year to get my prescriptions for therapeutic phlebotomies, which I have filled at the American Red Cross, though they charge me $180 each time and then they toss the blood out (blood taken from hemochromatosis patients is used in Canada as it's perfectly good blood, so you'd think the Red Cross would be glad to get it, use it, and not charge for extracting it, but that's another story).

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