hemodilution

noun
he·​mo·​di·​lu·​tion | \ ˌhē-mō-dī-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce hemodilution (audio) , -də- \

Definition of hemodilution

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

First Known Use of hemodilution

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemodilution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemodilution. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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hemodilution

noun
he·​mo·​di·​lu·​tion
variants: or chiefly British haemodilution \ -​dī-​ˈlü-​shən, -​də-​ How to pronounce haemodilution (audio) \

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immediate replacement with an equal volume of intravenous fluid (as saline solution), and postoperative reinfusion of withdrawn blood hemodilution can be a safe and cost-effective alternative to preoperative autologous donation— P. V. Holland et al

Other Words from hemodilution

hemodilute or chiefly British haemodilute \ -​ˈlüt How to pronounce haemodilute (audio) \ verb hemodiluted; hemodiluting

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