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Definition of "perfusion" [per•fu•sion]

  • The act of perfusing. (noun)
  • The injection of fluid into a blood vessel in order to reach an organ or tissues, usually to supply nutrients and oxygen. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perfusion" in a sentence
  • "However, perfusion is a specialized field working under direct supervision of the surgeon and within well-defined parameters."
  • ""It is difficult for a human provider to replicate the kind of perfusion CVFD has been seeing with the AutoPulse, especially for prolonged periods of time," Davidson commented."
  • "“Reversed arterial perfusion” is used to describe this condition because blood enters the abnormal twin through the umbilical artery (which usually carries blood away from the fetus back to the placenta) and exits through the umbilical vein, which normally carries blood from the placenta to the fetus."