packed red blood cells
- packed red blood cells n pl a concentrated preparation of red blood cells that is obtained from whole blood by removing the plasma (as by centrifugation) and is used in transfusion
* * *the remaining red blood cells of whole blood from which plasma has been removed; used therapeutically in blood transfusions. In official terminology, called red blood c's [USP].
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