autoinfusion

[ ô′tō-ĭn-fyōōzhən ]

n.

Forcing the blood from the extremities, as by the application of a bandage or pressure device, to raise the blood pressure and fill vessels in the vital organs.

Nearby words

  1. autoimmune disease,
  2. autoimmune hemolytic anemia,
  3. autoimmunization,
  4. autoimmunocytopenia,
  5. autoinfection,
  6. autoinoculation,
  7. autointoxication,
  8. autoionization,
  9. autoisolysin,
  10. autoist


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