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plasmapheresis

Saltos de línea: plasma|pher¦esis
Pronunciación: /ˌplazməˈfɛrɪsɪs
 
, -fəˈriːsɪs/

Definición de plasmapheresis en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Medicine
A method of removing blood plasma from the body by withdrawing blood, separating it into plasma and cells, and transfusing the cells back into the bloodstream. It is performed especially to remove antibodies in treating autoimmune conditions.
Example sentences
  • She was treated with plasmapheresis and platelet transfusions.
  • Twelve hours after surgery, plasmapheresis was performed in the burn intensive care unit.
  • If fresh frozen plasma is not the replacement fluid, it is essential to monitor patients for signs and symptoms of coagulopathy because plasma, some white blood cells, and platelets are removed during plasmapheresis.

Origen

1920s: from plasma + Greek aphairesis 'taking away' (from apo- 'from' + hairein 'take').

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