reperfusion

noun

re·​per·​fu·​sion ˌrē-pər-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce reperfusion (audio)
: restoration of the flow of blood to a previously ischemic tissue or organ

Examples of reperfusion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Revive’s cannabinoid pharmaceutical portfolio focuses on rare inflammatory diseases, specifically, and the company was granted FDA orphan drug status designation for the use of CBD to treat liver disease, as well as ischemia and reperfusion injury from organ transplantation. Jackie Bryant, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2021 When cells have been deprived of oxygen for a while, suddenly connecting them to fresh blood can begin a cycle of stress and damage that kills them, a problem called ischemia-reperfusion injury. Esther Landhuis, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2022 This enables the brain to recover after oxygen has been cut off, whereas remaining at normal body temperature results in what’s called reperfusion injury. David Warmflash, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2016 Without the reperfusion injury that ECMO can cause, survival rates could improve. Esther Landhuis, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2022 The guidance also suggests using remote tele-stroke technology to obtain patient history and perform a neurological examination, post-reperfusion monitoring, if that's possible. Fox News, 30 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reperfusion was in 1937

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“Reperfusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reperfusion. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

reperfusion

noun
re·​per·​fu·​sion ˌrē-pər-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce reperfusion (audio)
: restoration of the flow of blood to a previously ischemic tissue or organ (as the heart or brain)
reperfusion following heart attack
reperfuse transitive verb
reperfused; reperfusing
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