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Related to leucapheresis: leukapheresis
A procedure, analogous to plasmapheresis, in which leukocytes are removed from the withdrawn blood and the remainder of the blood is retransfused into the donor.
[leuko- + G. aphairesis, a withdrawal]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
leucapheresisA method of harvesting white cells from a compatible donor for the treatment of uncontrollable infection in a patient with acute LEUKAEMIA. White cells for this purpose can be obtained from patients with chronic granulocytic leukaemia.
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