thrombapheresis


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Related to thrombapheresis: Thrombocytapheresis

thrombocytapheresis

 [throm″bo-sīt″ah-fĕ-re´sis]
the selective separation and removal of platelets (thrombocytes) from withdrawn blood, the remainder of the blood then being retransfused into the donor. Called also plateletpheresis and thrombapheresis.
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