Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of perfusing.
  • noun The injection of fluid into a blood vessel in order to reach an organ or tissues, usually to supply nutrients and oxygen.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pouring through; a causing to permeate.
  • noun In baptism, the act of pouring or sprinkling water over: the opposite of immersion. Occasionally used for the water which has been poured over.
  • noun Irrigation of the tissues by the local subcutaneous transfusion of a saline solution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of perfusing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of perfusing
  • noun medicine The introduction of a drug or nutrients through the bloodstream in order to reach an internal organ or tissues.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin perfusio ("the act of pouring over").

Examples

  • However, perfusion is a specialized field working under direct supervision of the surgeon and within well-defined parameters.

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  • "It is difficult for a human provider to replicate the kind of perfusion CVFD has been seeing with the AutoPulse, especially for prolonged periods of time," Davidson commented.

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  • "It is difficult for a human provider to replicate the kind of perfusion CVFD has been seeing with the AutoPulse, especially for prolonged periods of time," Davidson commented.

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  • This keeps patients close to waking, even when extractions or other invasive procedures are needed, thus maximizing cardiac output and tissue perfusion and maintaining blood pressure.

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  • Tests such as chest x-rays, computed tomography (CAT) scans and ventilation-perfusion scans can help your doctor understand the anatomy and function of your child's lung problems.

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  • “Reversed arterial perfusion” is used to describe this condition because blood enters the abnormal twin through the umbilical artery (which usually carries blood away from the fetus back to the placenta) and exits through the umbilical vein, which normally carries blood from the placenta to the fetus.

    Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence and Bipolar Cord

  • The term “reversed perfusion” is used to describe this scenario because blood enters the acardiac/acephalic twin through reversed flow through its umbilical artery and exits through the umbilical vein, which is opposite to the normal blood supply of the fetus.

    Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence and Bipolar Cord

  • This keeps patients close to waking, even when extractions or other invasive procedures are needed, thus maximizing cardiac output and tissue perfusion and maintaining blood pressure.

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  • Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) occurs only in the setting of a monochorionic pregnancy and complicates approximately 1 percent of monochorionic twin gestations, with an incidence of 1 in 35,000 births.

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  • Rao H, Wang JJ, Giannetta J, Korczkowski M, Shera D, Avants BB, et al. Altered resting cerebral blood flow in adolescents with in-utero cocaine exposure revealed by perfusion functional magnetic resonance imaging.

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