Leukapheresis vs. Apheresis

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A laboratory procedure where white blood cells are separated from a sample of blood.


Elision, suppression, or complete loss of a letter or sound (syllable) from the beginning of a word, such as the development of special from especial; procope.


Leukapheresis ( (listen)) is a laboratory procedure in which white blood cells are separated from a sample of blood. It is a specific type of apheresis, the more general term for separating out one particular constituent of blood and returning the remainder to the circulation.


The removal of blood from a patient, and the removal of certain components (such as platelets) from that blood, followed by the transfusion of the filtered blood back to the donor (patient).


Extirpation or extraction of a superfluity (especially a pathological one) from the body, especially blood.


The dropping of a letter or syllable from the beginning of a word; e. g., cute for acute.


An operation by which any part is separated from the rest.


(linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'


a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion


Apheresis (ἀφαίρεσις (aphairesis, )) is a medical technology in which the blood of a person is passed through an apparatus that separates out one particular constituent and returns the remainder to the circulation. It is thus an extracorporeal therapy.

‘a taking away’;

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