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autotransfusion

[ aw-toh-trans-fyoo-zhuhn ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ trænsˈfyu ʒən /
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noun

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

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Origin of autotransfusion

First recorded in 1960–65; auto-1 + transfusion
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Medical definitions for autotransfusion

autotransfusion
[ ô′tō-trăns-fyōōzhən ]

n.

Infusion of blood or blood products into the individual from whom they were originally withdrawn.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