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apheresis

(əfĕr`əsĭs), or

hemapheresis

(hē'məfĕr`əsĭs), any procedure in which bloodblood,
fluid pumped by the heart that circulates throughout the body via the arteries, veins, and capillaries (see circulatory system; heart). An adult male of average size normally has about 6 quarts (5.6 liters) of blood.
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 is drawn from a donor or patient and a component (platelets, plasmaplasma,
in physics, fully ionized gas of low density, containing approximately equal numbers of positive and negative ions (see electron and ion). It is electrically conductive and is affected by magnetic fields.
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, or white blood cells) is separated out, the remaining blood components being returned to the body. Apheresis allows the donor's blood volume to replenish itself much more quickly than whole blood donation. One type of apheresis, plasmapheresis, is commonly used in commercial blood banksblood bank,
site or mobile unit for collecting, processing, typing, and storing whole blood, blood plasma and other blood constituents. Most hospitals maintain their own blood reserves, and the American Red Cross provides a nationwide collection and distribution service.
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. In plasmapheresis the plasma (the liquid portion of the blood) is separated from donated blood, the red blood cells being returned to the donor. In some diseases, such as myasthenia gravismyasthenia gravis
, chronic disorder of the muscles characterized by weakness and a tendency to tire easily. It is caused by an autoimmune attack on the acetylcholine receptor of the post synaptic neuromuscular junction.
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, plasmapheresis is used to attempt to remove the disease-causing substances from the blood.
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These patients in the second group could be monitored in secondary care hospitals which have intensive care and blood centre units which can perform platelet aphaeresis. In the third group consisting of patients who had the SGS [greater than or equal to] 11, the risk of mortality was higher.
Practical and therapeutic issues and adverse reactions in therapeutic aphaeresis. In: Hillyer Christopher D, Silberstein Leslie ENes Paul M, Anderson Kenneth C, editors.
As Franke writes: The creationist framework of these monotheisms, however, radically transforms the problematic of unsayability, since it concerns no longer an impassively remote One approached intellectually by abstraction (aphaeresis) but a living, caring, engaged, personal Creator, who is present everywhere in existence, yet in an ungraspable, unsayable way that infinitely transcends every creature and every creaturely apprehension and expression.
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'blessed', developed by aphaeresis because the original forms allegedly were reanalysed as being reduplicated (cf.
To do full justice to her speech would require a ladder of footnotes and glosses, a tick of apostrophes (aphaeresis, hyphaeresis, apocope), and a Louise-ese/English dictionary of phonetic spellings."
I would be very curious to know if the standard tubing and centrifuge harness used for aphaeresis contain DEHP.
To this end he employed errors and vices of speech that rhetors lump together under the umbrella term enallage (including solecismus, anthypallage, and anthimeria, to name a few); other vices of speech that characterize the language of Clemens's ordinary Americans are barbarismus, antistoecon, acyrologia, synalepha, aphaeresis, syncope, and apocope.
Classier examples are apheresis instead of aphaeresis and dieresis instead of diaeresis.
(si- [E.sup.ac]), but hau/haud is the relevant point; at 2.111,14 [EFH.sup.mp] read hi instead of ii ([H.sup.1]) but in the Middle Ages this is a question of spelling, 2.196,23 lacrumis E; 2.327,1 uirs- [H.sup.1] (uers- [H.sup.mp]); at 3.190,2 H has st instead of est (with aphaeresis, as in A), but here the final -m is the point concerned; likewise, 3.219,1 est EF: st [HP.sup.pc] (om.
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