plasmapheresis love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A process in which plasma is taken from donated blood and the remaining components, mostly red blood cells, are returned to the donor.

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  • noun medicine 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.

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  • noun plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[plasm(a) + Greek aphairesis, removal; see aphaeresis.]

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From New Latin plasm- + Ancient Greek ἀφαίρεσις (aphairesis, "removal")

Examples

  • Basically, they're using a technique called plasmapheresis to cleanse antibodies from patients' blood before transplantation.

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  • TPE also referred to as plasmapheresis is an extracorporeal blood purification technique to remove part of a patient's blood called plasma, while replacing it with another substance such as fresh frozen plasma or a solution containing albumin.

    NxStage® Receives FDA Clearance for Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) Cartridge - Yahoo! Finance

  • "You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities.

    KETV.com - Local News

  • "You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities.

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  • "You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities.

    Channel3000.com - Local News

  • "You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • "You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities.

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  • "You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities.

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  • She went through four sessions of a process called plasmapheresis, which removes the plasma from the blood and allows transplants to take place between two different blood types.

    The Marietta Times

  • "You are going to die a lot earlier sitting on that dialysis machine than if you get transplanted," says Melancon, whose goal is to pair domino kidney exchanges and the blood-cleansing treatment called plasmapheresis to narrow the troubling disparities.

    Fort Mill Times | FortMillTime.com - HOMEPAGE

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