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cytapheresis

 [sīt″ah-fĕ-re´sis]

cy·ta·pher·e·sis

(sī'tă-fĕ-rē'sis),
A procedure in which various cells can be separated from the withdrawn blood and retained, with the plasma and other formed elements retransfused into the donor.
[cyt- + G. aphairesis, a withdrawal]

cytapheresis

Transfusion medicine
1. The separation and collection of blood cells by hemapheresis. Cf Leukapharesis, Plateletpheresis.
2. The collection of cells for therapeutic transfusion. See Apheresis.

cy·ta·pher·e·sis

(sī'tă-fĕr-ē'sis)
A procedure in which various cells can be separated from the withdrawn blood and retained, with the plasma and other formed elements retransfused into the donor.
[cyt- + G. aphairesis, a withdrawal]