per fusion


the act of perfusing.
Surgery. the passage of fluid through the lymphatic system or blood vessels to an organ or a tissue.

1565–75; < Latin perfūsiōn- (stem of perfūsiō) a drenching. See perfuse, -ion

perfusion, profusion. Unabridged
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1574, from M.Fr. perfusion, from L. perfusionem (nom. perfusio) "a pouring over," from perfusus, pp. of perfundere "pour out," from per- "throughout" + fundere "pour" (see found (2)).
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perfusion per·fu·sion (pər-fyōō'zhən)

  1. The act of perfusing.

  2. The injection of fluid into a blood vessel in order to reach an organ or tissues, usually to supply nutrients and oxygen.

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