hemodilution

noun he·mo·di·lu·tion \ ˌhē-mō-dī-ˈlü-shən , -də- \

Definition of hemodilution

: decreased concentration of cells and solids in the blood resulting from gain of fluid

First Known Use of hemodilution

1939

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hemodilution

noun he·mo·di·lu·tion
variants: or chiefly British haemodilution play \-dī-ˈlü-shən, -də-\

medical Definition of hemodilution

1 : decreased concentration (as after hemorrhage) of cells and solids in the blood resulting from gain of fluid — compare hemoconcentration
2 : a medical procedure for producing hemodilution; especially : one performed especially to reduce the number of red blood cells lost during surgery that involves the preoperative withdrawal of one or more units of whole blood, immediate replacement with an equal volume of intravenous fluid (as saline solution), and postoperative reinfusion of withdrawn blood
  • hemodilution can be a safe and cost-effective alternative to preoperative autologous donation
  • —P. V. Holland et al

hemodilute

or chiefly British haemodilute play \-ˈlüt\ verb hemodiluted; hemodiluting

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