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phlebotomy

 [flĕ-bot´ah-me]
incision of a vein for the removal or withdrawal of blood; called also venesection and venotomy.
arterial blood sample phlebotomy in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as obtaining a blood sample from an uncannulated artery to assess oxygen and carbon dioxide levels and acid-base balance.
phlebotomy: blood unit acquisition in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as procuring blood and blood products from donors.
phlebotomy: venous blood sample in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as removal of a sample of venous blood from an uncannulated vein.

phle·bot·o·my

(fle-bot'ŏ-mē),
Incision into or needle puncture of a vein for the purpose of drawing blood.
Synonym(s): venesection, venotomy
[phlebo- + G. tomē, incision]

venesection

(vĕn′ĭ-sĕk′shən, vē′nĭ-)

venesection

Phlebotomy, see there.

phle·bot·o·my

(fle-bot'ŏ-mē)
Incision into a vein for the purpose of drawing blood.
Synonym(s): venesection, venotomy.
[phlebo- + G. tomē, incision]

venesection

Cutting of a vein for the purposes of removing blood. This is done to obtain blood for transfusion, or, rarely, to treat conditions, such as POLYCYTHAEMIA, HAEMOCHROMATOSIS and PORPHYRIA.

Venesection

Another name for phlebotomy.
Mentioned in: Phlebotomy