blood letting


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blood letting

The removal of a quantity of blood for therapeutic purposes. Also called venesection or phlebotomy. The procedure is rarely needed and is confined to conditions such as POLYCYTHAEMIA, HAEMOCHROMATOSIS, PORPHYRIA and sometimes HEART FAILURE.
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Pagunuran said the blood letting activity intends to give assistance to the increasing number of dengue cases especially in the 1st district of Negros Oriental.
KARACHI -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked "responsibility of blood letting of innocent people rests with federal and provincial governments.
Leeches were commonly used for blood letting by doctors in the 19th century, but have made a comeback in modern medicine in plastic surgery to help re-establish blood supply to affected areas.
Fresh from a stand-up row with his closest EU ally Nicolas Sarkozy, the Prime Minister was plunged into Tory blood letting yesterday over its favourite obsession.
It is not a party which plays politics of blood letting. We paid price in the form of dissolution of our government following breaking up of alliance with MQM, he added.
Now, two decades later, that boy is a police detective, and he is convinced that the blood letting has begun again.
Islam as a religion insists on reforms and holding people responsible for their acts and does not condone aggressions or blood letting.