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transfusion

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noun trans·fu·sion \tran(t)s-ˈfyü-zhən\

Definition of transfusion

  1. 1 :  an act, process, or instance of transfusing; especially :  the process of transfusing fluid (as blood) into a vein or artery

  2. 2 :  something transfused

transfusional

play \-ˈfyüzh-nəl, -ˈfyü-zhə-nəl\ adjective


Examples of transfusion in a sentence

  1. Without a transfusion her chances of survival were slim.



Did You Know?

When blood transfusions were first attempted by Europeans in the early 1600s, they were met with skepticism, since the established practice was to bleed patients, not transfuse them with blood. Some patients were transfused with animal blood, and so many died as a result that by 1700 transfusions had been widely outlawed. Not until 1900 were the major blood groups (A, B, AB, and O) recognized, making transfusions safe and effective.

1578

First Known Use of transfusion

1578



TRANSFUSION Defined for Kids

transfusion

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noun trans·fu·sion \trans-ˈfyü-zhən\

Definition of transfusion for Students

  1. 1 :  the process of passing a fluid (as blood) into a vein of a person or animal

  2. 2 :  the act of giving something a fresh supply <The club needs a transfusion of new members.>




Medical Dictionary

transfusion

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noun trans·fu·sion \tran(t)s-ˈfyü-zhən\

Medical Definition of transfusion

  1. 1:  the process of transfusing fluid (as blood) into a vein or artery

  2. 2:  something transfused





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