phlebotomy

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phlebotomy

[flə′bäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
The withdrawal of blood from a vein.
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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. We also corrected for any alcohol-related hepatocellular damage by using the ferritin/AST ratio as an indirect measure of iron status.