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Definition of the noun pheresis

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noun - plural: phereses

  1. a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of pheresis: apheresis
    • more generic word: dialysis = separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
    • more specific words:
      • plasmapheresis = plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
      • plateletpheresis = platelets are separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor

Alternative definition of the noun pheresis


  1. See apheresis.

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Google previewA Clinical Approach to Medicine (2005)

by Yong Yau Ong

In patients presenting with clinical features of hyperviscosity such as headaches or acute confusional states, plasma- pheresis is an effective means to reduce plasma viscosity rapidly. Chemotherapy is indicated only if patient is symptomatic ...

Google previewBasic Critical Care Guidebook (2005)

by Daniel Farb, Geri Wentz

Plasma pheresis is a primary treatment for Guillain-Barré syndrome because it is the only therapy known to “destroy” the mediators of the syndrome. a. True b. False 16. Which of the following would NOT be considered an appropriate nursing ...

Google previewAdult Emergency Medicine (2012)

Self-Assessment Color Review by John F. O'Brien

Plasma- pheresis is the treatment of choice and should be initiated promptly, as TTP has very high morbidity and mortality (approximately 95% if untreated). Plasma- pheresis helps 80–90%. Glucocorticoids, immunosuppressive agents ( e.g. ...

Google previewUnderstanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Update: A Worktext, Spiral bound Version (2017)

by Mary Jo Bowie

Pheresis is the extracorporeal separation of blood products. 9. In Table 6A7, the following values can represent the fifth character: 0, 1, and 2. In Table 6A5, the only fourth-character value is 5, Skin. Coding Assignments Instructions: For each ...

Google previewModern Hematology (2007)

Biology and Clinical Management by Reinhold Munker, Erhard Hiller, Jonathan Glass, Ronald Paquette

Platelet pheresis is a treatment that rapidly lowers excessive platelet counts in emergencies but it should not be used without other treatment modalities. 4.5. Prognosis The prognosis of treated ET is mostly favorable with a median survival of ...

Google previewUnderstanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, A Worktext (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

Pheresis is a special kind of blood donation by which specific components of the blood can be separated.

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

pheresis A procedure in which the blood is filtered and separated, and a portion is retained, with the remainder being returned to the ...

Google previewSzycher's Dictionary of Biomaterials and Medical Devices (1992)

by Michael Szycher

Pheresis Any procedure in which blood is withdrawn from a donor, a portion (plasma, leukocytes, etc.) ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

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Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

~funnetik - phonetic ~funnetikool - phonetical ~funnishin - phoenician ~funool - funnel ~furraegoe - farrago ~Furrairru - Ferreira ~furreenu - farina ~furreesis - pheresis ~fus -fuss ~fusbujit - fussbudget ~fuschin - fustian ~fusee -fussy ~fusee' ist ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Platelet pheresis transfusions 3. Transfusions of rare blood types. See Dedicated donation. Cf Autologous donation, Intraoperative autologous donation directional ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

PHERESIS the removal of platelets from the whole blood and immediate return of the red cells, white cells, and plasma to the donor. plating (plat'ing): The cultivation of bacteria on solid medium in a Petri dish. pIaty-: Combining form ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

▷paraganglion, ▷SHC, ▷adenomatosis endocrine multiple, ▷endocrine neoplasian neuroendocrine cancer Pheresis (apheresis): The medical procedure of withdrawal of blood; after fractionation, some fraction(s) are reintroduced. Such a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

Plasma- pheresis (separation of blood into its components) has become an established clinical procedure where specific components of a patient's blood are removed using ultrafiltration membranes. In medical laboratories membranes are ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

pheresis Hematology, ...

Google previewThe Williams Dictionary of Biomaterials (1999)

by David Franklyn Williams

noun, anatomy Williams pheresis any procedure in which blood is withdrawn from a donor, a portion is ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

pheresis Procedure in which the blood is filtered, particular elements (cells or plasma) separated and the remainder returned to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

Plasma- pheresis (selective removal of plasma) can be performed on healthy adults once or twice a week. This procedure permits plasma collection in large amounts for fractionation of albumin, globulins, and cryopreci- pitated or purified ...

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