perfuse

verb per·fuse \ (ˌ)pər-ˈfyüz \

Definition of perfuse

perfused; perfusing
transitive verb
1 : suffuse
2 a : to cause to flow or spread : diffuse
b : to force a fluid through (an organ or tissue) especially by way of the blood vessels

perfusion

play \(ˌ)pər-ˈfyü-zhən\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of perfuse

Middle English, from Latin perfusus, past participle of perfundere to pour over, from per- through + fundere to pour — more at found


Medical Dictionary

perfuse

transitive verb per·fuse \ (ˌ)pər-ˈfyüz \

medical Definition of perfuse

perfused; perfusing
1 : suffuse
  • the skin was perfused by blood
2 a : to cause to flow or spread : diffuse
b : to force a fluid through (an organ or tissue) especially by way of the blood vessels
  • perfuse a liver with salt solution


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