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cardiopulmonary bypass

cardiopulmonary bypass in Medicine

cardiopulmonary bypass n.
A procedure to circulate and oxygenate the blood during heart surgery involving the diversion of blood from the heart and lungs through a heart-lung machine and the return of oxygenated blood to the aorta.

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cardiopulmonary bypass in Science
cardiopulmonary bypass  
A procedure that circulates and oxygenates the blood while surgery is performed on the heart. With this process, blood is diverted from the heart and lungs through a heart-lung machine and oxygenated blood is returned to the aorta.
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