autotransfuse

transitive verb
au·​to·​trans·​fuse | \ -tran(t)s-ˈfyüz How to pronounce autotransfuse (audio) \
autotransfused; autotransfusing

Medical Definition of autotransfuse

1 : to return (blood) to a patient's circulatory system after it is taken from or lost by the same patient If possible shed blood should be collected and autotransfused back into the patient, although autotransfusion remains controversial for patients with vascular injuries of the abdomen and concomitant gastrointestinal injuries. — Peter P. Lopez and Enrique Ginzberg, in Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence
2 : to subject (a patient) to autotransfusion He plans to give patients 3 L of Ringer's lactate during surgery, or if necessary, autotransfuse them.— Mark L. Fuerst, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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“Autotransfuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/autotransfuse. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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