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blood·let·ting

(blŭd'let-ing),
Removing blood, usually from a vein; formerly used as a general remedial measure, but used now in congestive heart failure and polycythemia. See: phlebotomy.

bloodletting

(blŭd′lĕt′ĭng)
n.
1. Bloodshed.
2. The removal of blood, usually from a vein, as a therapeutic measure.

blood′let′ter n.

bloodletting

the therapeutic opening of an artery or vein to withdraw blood from a particular area. It is sometimes performed to treat polycythemia and congestive heart failure. See also phlebotomy.
Hepatology Therapeutic phlebotomy, as required by patients with haemochromatosis
Medical history Venesection, see there; phlebotomy; leeching

blood·let·ting

(blŭd'let-ing)
Removing blood, usually from a vein; used in congestive heart failure and polycythemia.
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