phlebotomy

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phlebotomy

[flə′bäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
The withdrawal of blood from a vein.
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In explaining the new 19th-century rationale for venisection, Jackson wrote that because a loss of blood causes surface vessels to contract, it was hoped that those in the affected area would also contract, thereby reducing the local swelling and making it possible for serous fluid in the tissues to be absorbed more readily.
To minimize the influence of the disorders affecting measurement of ferritin and transferrin saturation, we asked our subjects to refrain from the ingestion of any alcoholic beverage for 48 h before venisection.