Glossary Term:

Title

apheresis

Phonetic

<b>a</b>-fur-<b>REE</b>-sis

Description

may also be called pheresis (fur-ree-sis). A procedure in which blood is taken out of the body, part of the blood is removed, and the rest of the blood is infused back into the body. May be called plasmapheresis if plasma is removed, leukaphoresis if white blood cells are removed, or platelet pheresis when platelets are removed.