perfusionist

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noun per·fu·sion·ist \(ˌ)pər-ˈfyü-zhə-nist\

Definition of perfusionist

  1. :  a certified medical technician responsible for extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood during open-heart surgery and for the operation and maintenance of equipment (such as a heart-lung machine) controlling it

1964

First Known Use of perfusionist

1964


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perfusionist

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noun per·fu·sion·ist \pər-ˈfyüzh-(ə-)nəst\

Medical Definition of perfusionist

  1. :  a certified medical technician responsible for extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood during open-heart surgery and for the operation and maintenance of equipment (as a heart-lung machine) controlling it

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