|(in blood transfusion) a technique for removing healthy or infected plasma by separating it from the red blood cells by settling or using a centrifuge and retransfusing the red blood cells into the donor or patient|
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plasmapheresis plas·ma·phe·re·sis (plāz'mə-fə-rē'sĭs, -fěr'ə-)
A process in which plasma is taken from donated blood and the remaining components, mostly red blood cells, are returned to the donor.