leukophoresis


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leukophoresis

[lo̅o̅′kōfərē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, leukos + phoresis, being transmitted
a laboratory procedure in which blood is drawn and white blood cells are separated from the blood and the red blood cells are returned to the patient. Also spelled leucophoresis.

leu·ko·phor·e·sis

(lūkō-fōr-ēsis)
A laboratory procedure that removes white blood cells from the blood and returns remaining blood to the patient.
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Leukophoresis was performed immediately, but the patient did not respond.
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