Definitions for Phlebotomyfləˈbɒt ə mi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
phle•bot•o•myfləˈbɒt ə mi(n.)(pl.)-mies.
the act or practice of opening a vein to let or draw blood as a therapeutic or diagnostic measure.
Ref: Also called venesection.
Origin of phlebotomy:
1350–1400; ME fleobotomie (< MF flebotomie) < ML fleobotomia, phlebotomia, LL < Gk phlebotomía; see phlebo -, -tomy
surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
The opening of a vein, either to withdraw blood or for letting blood; venesection.
Origin: From flebothomi (French phlébotomie), from phlebotomia, from φλεβοτόμος, from φλέψ.
the act or practice of opening a vein for letting blood, in the treatment of disease; venesection; bloodletting
Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein. It is associated with venipuncture, the practice of collecting venous blood samples, and bloodletting, the ancient medical practice. A person who performs phlebotomy is termed a phlebotomist, although doctors and nurses do a proportion of phlebotomy in many countries.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The techniques used to draw blood from a vein for diagnostic purposes or for treatment of certain blood disorders such as erythrocytosis, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and porphyria cutanea tarda.
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