- the act of perfusing.
- Surgery. the passage of fluid through the lymphatic system or blood vessels to an organ or a tissue.
Origin of perfusion
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Examples from the Web for perfusion
The minute accuracy of Harveys observation is shown by his record of what is in reality a perfusion experiment.William Harvey
Word Origin and History for perfusion
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- The act of perfusing.
- The injection of fluid into a blood vessel in order to reach an organ or tissues, usually to supply nutrients and oxygen.
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