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Meaning of plasmapheresis

plas•ma•pher•e•sis

Pronunciation: (plaz"mu-fu-rē'sis), [key]
— n. Med.
  1. a type of apheresis in which blood cells are returned to the bloodstream of the donor and the plasma is used, as for tranfusion.
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