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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

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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