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haemoperfusion


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n. the passage of blood through a sorbent column with the aim of removing toxic substances. The commonest sorbent in use is charcoal, microencapsulated with cellulose nitrate. Haemoperfusion might be considered for the treatment of poisoning with carbamazepine, theophylline, barbiturates, and Amanita mushrooms.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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