plasmapheresis definition

  • noun:
    • A process where plasma is taken from donated bloodstream while the remaining components, mainly red blood cells, tend to be gone back to the donor.
    • an operation in which whole blood is removed from a donor or patient and centrifuged to isolate blood cells which are resuspended in a compatible answer and re-injected to the donor or patient.
    • plasma is divided from whole blood together with rest is returned to the donor

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "plasmapheresis"
    • TPE also referred to as plasmapheresis
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "plasmapheresis"
  • Medical Dictionary for "plasmapheresis"
    • an operation in which entire bloodstream…
    • View More
53 votes

How would you define plasmapheresis?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!