perfuse

[per-fyooz]
verb (used with object), perfused, perfusing.
1.
to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse.
2.
to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something.
3.
Surgery. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or the lymphatic system.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin perfūsus, past participle of perfundere to drench, flood. See per-, fuse2

perfusive [per-fyoo-siv] , adjective
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perfuse (pəˈfjuːz)
 
vb
1.  to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)
2.  surgery to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide
 
[C16: from Latin perfūsus wetted, from perfundere to pour over, from per- + fundere to pour]
 
per'fused
 
adj
 
per'fusion
 
n
 
per'fusionist
 
n
 
per'fusive
 
adj

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perfuse per·fuse (pər-fyōōz')
v. per·fused, per·fus·ing, per·fus·es

  1. To pour or diffuse a liquid over or through something.

  2. To force blood or other fluid to flow from the artery through the vascular bed of a tissue or to flow through the lumen of a hollow structure.


per·fu'sive (pər-fyōō'sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
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Faster compressions are required to generate the pressures necessary to perfuse the coronary and cerebral arteries.
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