- the act or process of transfusing.
- Medicine/Medical. the direct transferring of blood, plasma, or the like into a blood vessel.
Origin of transfusion
Examples from the Web for transfusion
According to those who witnessed the transfusion, the effects of the antibodies were seemingly evident within hours.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
"Needs a transfusion," remarked Gootes as we stood on the sidewalk before it.Greener Than You Think
Transfusion of blood into a vein three or four ounces a day?Zoonomia, Vol. II
A similar operation is the transfusion of blood, with which subject indeed I began.Human Animals
It got into his blood, you know, and the only way they could save his life was by transfusion.Left Half Harmon
Ralph Henry Barbour
There was no hope for her; only a transfusion of blood could save her; she was almost bloodless.Memoirs of My Dead Life
- the act or an instance of transfusing
- the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc, into the blood vessels of a patient
Word Origin and History for transfusion
1570s, "action of pouring liquid from one vessel to another," from Latin transfusionem (nominative transfusio), noun of action from transfusus (see transfuse). Sense of "transfering of blood from one individual to another" first recorded 1640s.
- The transfer of whole blood or blood products from one individual to another.
- The intravascular injection of physiological saline solution.
- The transfer of blood or a component of blood, such as red blood cells, plasma, or platelets, from one person to another to replace losses caused by injury, surgery, or disease. Donated blood products are tested for blood type and certain infectious diseases and stored in blood banks until they are used. The blood of the donor is shown to be histologically compatible, or crossmatched, with that of the recipient before transfusion. See more at Rh factor. See Note at blood type.