leukophoresis


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leukophoresis

[¦lü·kō·fə′rē·səs]
(medicine)
The selective removal of large quantities of white blood cells from a donor's blood while returning other cells to the donor.
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Pre- and post-WBC counts may be performed and leukocrits may be used in determining effects of treatment through chemotherapy or leukophoresis.
The same leukophoresis machines used to harvest healthy stem cells from people can be used without modification for dogs.
Leukophoresis was performed immediately, but the patient did not respond.