American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To coat or permeate with liquid, color, or light; suffuse.
- v. To pour or diffuse (a liquid, for example) over or through something.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sprinkle, pour, or spread over or through.
- v. transitive To permeate or suffuse something, either with a liquid or with light
- v. transitive To force a fluid to flow over or through something, especially through an organ of the body
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To suffuse; to fill full or to excess.
- v. cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
- v. force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)
- Latin perfundere, perfūs-, to pour over : per-, per- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Was this patient at risk limb loss, or were the collaterals that were responsible for the initial false negative PVR and ABI adequate to perfuse the limb?”
“His blood pressure to perfuse his vital organs was unstable but being maintained with the initial IV fluid push.”
“The ingredients are then absorbed by the roots, pass up through the stems, and perfuse the upper parts of the plant.”
“Do not perfuse more than 70 ml/kg, perfuse slowly and use only sodium chloride or ringer lactate.”
“A. Lindbergh and A.exis Carrel pump (designed in 1935 to perfuse life-sustaining fluids to the organs of the body), the Sewell heart pump”
“Gibsons fever still continues obstinate tho 'not verry high; we gave him a dose of Dr. Rushes pills which in maney instancis I have found extreamly effecasious in fevers which are in any measure caused by the presence of boil. the niter has produced a perfuse perspiration this evening and the pils opperated late at night his feaver after which abated almost intirely and he had”
“Gibsons fever Still Continues obstinate tho not verry high; we gave him a dose of Dr. Rushes pills which in maney instancis I have found extreamly efficasious in fevers which are in any measure Caused by the presence of boil. the niter has produced a perfuse perspiration this evening and the pils opperated late at night his feaver after which abated almost intirely and he had a good nights rest.”
“Technical improvements in the removal of bubbles from blood flowing oxygenation have made it possible to perfuse with surprisingly little difficulty for as long as 4 to 6 hours.”
“Unfortunately, there is a perfuse amount of dried up blood all over my pearl white fitted bed sheet and duvet cover (all by Sferra Millesimo Linens), which I purchased at Bergdorf (only) last week.”
“Could you have predicted these images given that blood flow into a shod horse is faster and more intense but less perfuse?”
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