[aw-toh-trans-fyoo-zhuh n]


infusion of a patient's own blood, either collected and returned to the body during surgery or transfused from a stored supply.

Origin of autotransfusion

First recorded in 1960–65; auto-1 + transfusion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

autotransfusion in Medicine




Infusion of blood or blood products into the individual from whom they were originally withdrawn.
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