Leukapheresis is a laboratory procedure in which white blood cells are separated from a sample of blood. It is a specific type of apheresis, the more general term for separating out one particular constituent of blood and returning the remainder to the circulation. Leukapheresis may be performed to...
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The preparation of leukocyte concentrates with the return of red cells and leukocyte-poor plasma to the donor. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(loo″kә-fә-re´sis) the selective removal of leukocytes from withdrawn blood, which is then retransfused into the donor.
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leukapheresis, leucaphresis A method of obtaining supplies of white blood cells from a compatible donor for use in the treatment of otherwise uncontrollable infection in a patient with acute leukemia.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lūk′ă-fĕ-rē′sis Definitions: 1. A procedure, analogous to plasmapheresis, in which leukocytes are removed from the withdrawn blood and the remainder of the blood is retransfused into the donor.
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Removal of the blood to collect specific blood cells. The remaining blood is returned to the body.
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