Transfusions

transfusion

[trans-fyoo-zhuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of transfusing.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the direct transferring of blood, plasma, or the like into a blood vessel.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin trānsfūsiōn- (stem of trānsfūsiō) decanting, intermingling, equivalent to trānsfūs(us) (see transfuse) + -iōn- -ion

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transfusion (trænsˈfjuːʒən)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of transfusing
2.  the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc, into the blood vessels of a patient

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transfusion trans·fu·sion (trāns-fyōō'zhən)
n.

  1. The transfer of whole blood or blood products from one individual to another.

  2. The intravascular injection of physiological saline solution.

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transfusion   (trāns-fy'zhən)  Pronunciation Key 
The transfer of blood or a component of blood, such as red blood cells, plasma, or platelets, from one person to another to replace losses caused by injury, surgery, or disease. Donated blood products are tested for blood type and certain infectious diseases and stored in blood banks until they are used. The blood of the donor is shown to be histologically compatible, or crossmatched, with that of the recipient before transfusion. See more at Rh factor. See Note at blood type.
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