Separation and removal of lymphocytes from the withdrawn blood, with the remainder of the blood retransfused into the donor. SYN: lymphapheresis. [lymphocyte + G. aphairesis, a withdrawal]

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lym·pho·cy·ta·phe·re·sis (lim″fo-si″tə-fə-reґsis) [lymphocyte + apheresis] the selective removal of lymphocytes from withdrawn blood, which is then retransfused into the donor. Called also lymphapheresis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Apheresis — The process of removing a specific component from blood and returning the remaining components to the donor, in order to collect more of one particular part of the blood than could be separated from a unit of whole blood. Also called hemapheresis …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphapheresis — SYN: lymphocytapheresis. * * * lym·pha·phe·re·sis (lim″fə fə reґsis) lymphocytapheresis …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphocytopheresis — lym·pho·cy·to·phe·re·sis (lim″fo si″to fə reґsis) lymphocytapheresis …   Medical dictionary

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