transfusion (trans-fyu´zhun)

1. Transfer of blood or blood component of an individual (donor) to another individual (receptor). 2. Intravascular injection of physiologic saline solution. [L. trans-fundo, pp. -fusus, to pour from one vessel to another]
arterial t. direct t. from an artery of the donor into an artery of the receptor.
direct t. t. of blood from the donor to the receptor, either through a tube connecting their blood or by suturing the vessels together.immediate t;
drip t. t. slow enough to measure by drops.
exchange t. removal of most of a patient's blood followed by introduction of an equal amount from donors.exsanguination t., substitution t., total t;
exsanguination t. exchange t
fetomaternal t. passage of fetal blood into maternal circulation.
immediate t. direct t
indirect t. t. into a patient of blood previously obtained from a donor and stored in a suitable container.mediate t;
intrauterine t. to treat erythroblastosis fetalis, Rh-negative blood is placed into the peritoneal cavity of the fetus.
mediate t. indirect t
peritoneal t. the injection of saline solution or other fluid into the peritoneal cavity.
placental t. return to the newborn via the umbilical vessels some of the fetal placental blood.
reciprocal t. an attempt to confer immunity by transfusing blood taken from a donor into a receiver suffering from the same affection, the balance being maintained by transfusing an equal amount from the receiver to the donor.
subcutaneous t. an infusion of absorbable solutions beneath the skin.
substitution t. exchange t
total t. exchange t
twin-twin t. direct vascular anastomosis, arterial or venous, between the placental circulations of twins.


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