transitive verb

au·​to·​trans·​fuse -tran(t)s-ˈfyüz How to pronounce autotransfuse (audio)
autotransfused; autotransfusing
: 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
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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