American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of transfusing.
- n. Medicine The transfer of whole blood or blood products from one individual to another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of transfusing, or of pouring, as a liquid, out of one vessel into another; hence, in general, transmission; transference.
- n. In medicine, the transmission of blood from one living animal to another, or from a human being or one of the lower animals into a human being, with the view of restoring the vigor of exhausted subjects or of replacing the blood lost by hemorrhage; also, the intravenous injection of other liquids, such as milk or saline solutions, in order to restore the circulating fluid to its normal volume, as after severe hemorrhage. This operation is of old date, but seems to have ended generally in failure until about 1824, the chief cause of failure probably being the want of due precautions to exclude the air during the process.
- n. medicine The transfer of blood or blood products from one individual to another.
- n. The act of pouring liquid from one vessel to another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of transfusing, or pouring, as liquor, out of one vessel into another.
- n. (Med.) The act or operation of transferring the blood of one man or animal into the vascular system of another; also, the introduction of any fluid into the blood vessels, or into a cavity of the body from which it can readily be adsorbed into the vessels; intrafusion.
- n. the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
- n. the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another
“That's a lot of what I call a transfusion and Wigmore calls, far too politely, "remediation.”
“My friend John and I have consulted; and we are about to perform what we call transfusion of blood -- to transfer from full veins of one to the empty veins which pine for him.”
“My friend John and I have consulted, and we are about to perform what we call transfusion of blood, to transfer from full veins of one to the empty veins which pine for him.”
“This transfusion is needed because: bad laws have obscured the values on financial institution balance sheets, and have created a clot in the credit arteries that keep the economy alive.”
“Because of the progression of findings characteristic of twin-twin transfusion syndrome despite amnioreduction therapy, she was offered selective laser photocoagulation treatment.”
“At the time of her evaluation for twin-twin transfusion with us, the recipient twin was found to have severe biventricular cardiac dysfunction, with moderate to severe leakage (regurgitation) across both mitral and tricuspid valves, severe pulmonic insufficiency with no forward flow across the pulmonary valve and reverse flow seen within the pulmonary artery.”
“Amongst the twins with twin-twin transfusion syndrome, the donor twin had mild oligohydramnios, a small bladder, marginal insertion of the umbilical cord into the placenta and an elevated umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry findings suggesting increased placental resistance to blood flow.”
“The problem of twin-twin transfusion syndrome was initially identified at 15 weeks gestation as significant fetal size and amniotic fluid differences, but over the seven days prior to her referral, there was evidence of significant cardiac changes in the larger (recipient) twin.”
“A week later, the twin-twin transfusion findings were unchanged except for a significant increase in amniotic fluid volume around the recipient twin.”
“Amongst the twins with twin-twin transfusion syndrome, the recipient twin now had markedly elevated amniotic fluid volume (polyhydramnios), increasing the risk for preterm delivery of the twins with a size difference of 15 days and weight difference of 46 percent.”
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