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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A procedure in which various cells can be separated from the withdrawn blood and retained, with the plasma and other formed elements retransfused into the donor.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

/cyt·a·phe·re·sis/ (sīt″ah-fer-e´sis) apheresis of blood cells; see erythrocytapheresis, leukapheresis, and thrombocytapheresis.

cytapheresis

[sī′tōfer′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, kytos + aphairesis, withdrawal
selective removal of a cellular component of blood by apheresis. Red cells, granulocytes, or platelets may be harvested. Cytapheresis is used to collect specific components from blood donors, or, in the case of therapeutic cytapheresis, to remove excess cellular components from patients with blood disorders.

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A procedure in which various cells can be separated from the withdrawn blood and retained, with the plasma and other formed elements retransfused into the donor.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]

cytapheresis

a procedure in which cells of one or more kinds (leukocytes, platelets, etc.) are separated from whole blood and retained, the plasma and other formed elements being retransfused into the donor; it includes leukapheresis and thrombocytapheresis.
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Product Overview II-16 Therapeutic Apheresis: An Introduction II-16 Overview of Therapeutic Apheresis II-16 Blood Components II-16 Apheresis and Therapeutic Apheresis: The Difference II-17 Therapeutic Apheresis Process II-17 Duration, Frequency, and Efficiency of Therapeutic Apheresis II-17 Segregation of Blood Components II-17 Centrifugation II-17 Filtration II-18 History II-18 Kinds of Therapeutic Apheresis Procedures II-18 Plasmapheresis II-19 Erythrocytapheresis II-19 Plateletpheresis II-19 Leukapheresis II-19 Stem Cell Apheresis II-19 Photopheresis II-19 Lipidpheresis II-20 Cytapheresis II-20 Immunoadsorption II-20 Rheopheresis II-20 Therapeutic Apheresis is Remedial for Various Diseases II-20
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