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reciprocal transfusion

reciprocal transfusion in Medicine

reciprocal transfusion n.
An attempt to confer immunity by transfusing blood taken from a donor just recovered from an infectious disease into a recipient suffering from the same disease, at the same time transfusing an equal amount from the sick to the well person.

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