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tr.v. per·fused, per·fus·ing, per·fus·es
1. To coat or permeate with liquid, color, or light; suffuse.
2. To pour or diffuse (a liquid, for example) over or through something.

[Latin perfundere, perfūs-, to pour over : per-, per- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

per·fu′sive (pər-fyo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.


vb (tr)
1. to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)
2. (Surgery) surgery to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide
[C16: from Latin perfūsus wetted, from perfundere to pour over, from per- + fundere to pour]
perˈfused adj
perˈfusion n
perˈfusionist n
perˈfusive adj



v.t. -fused, -fus•ing.
1. to overspread with moisture, color, etc.; suffuse.
2. to diffuse (a liquid, color, etc.) through or over something.
3. to pass (fluid) through blood vessels or the lymphatic system to an organ or tissue.
[1520–30; < Latin perfūsus, past participle of perfundere to drench, flood. See per-, fuse2]
per•fu′sion (-ˈfyu ʒən) n.
per•fu′sive (-sɪv) adj.


Past participle: perfused
Gerund: perfusing

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perfuse - force a fluid through (a body part or tissue); "perfuse a liver with a salt solution"
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
2.perfuse - cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color"
flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
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Other factors considered include ages of both donor and recipient and their comorbidities, donor characteristics that included warm and cold ischemia times (CIT)--the length of time the organ is perfused with a cold preservation solution until implantation and re-establishment of vascular flow, and the donor service area.
Consultant and Director, Department of HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, said, "Usually organ transplants in the country are done from brain dead donors where the blood circulation is intact, cells are normally perfused and organs are still functioning at the cellular level.
After heparinization, heart–lung blocks were isolated and connected to the perfusion circuit and then perfused with a Krebs–Henseleit solution (2% bovine serum albumin, 0.
Then, pulmonary artery was cannulated and the lung perfused with 4 [degrees]C air bubble-free Krebs-Henseleit solution (perfusate) through the pulmonary artery cannula connected to a peristaltic pump with a flow rate of 20 ml/min.
The lower pole of the kidney was totally avulsed, but still perfused via a segmental arterial branch (Fig.
All hearts were perfused under normoxic, non-ischemic conditions, the preload and afterload pressures were also kept fixed to avoid potentially confounding effects of exposure to different afterloads.
They then isolated the recipient's own stem cells from a small fat aspirate and, in just three weeks, formed the bone within a scaffold made from bone matrix, in a custom-designed perfused bioreactor.
The resulting network of vasculature contained within these deep tissues enables fluids, nutrients and cell growth factors to be controllably perfused uniformly throughout the tissue.
As depicted in Figure 2, western blot analysis of isolated perfused heart homogenates revealed that ERS was significantly increased in diabetic hearts after IR, as demonstrated by significantly increased ERS markers, glucose-regulated protein, 78 kD (GRP-78), and C/EBP-homologous protein (CHOP) expression compared with normal hearts (Figures 2(a), 2(c), and 2(d)).
It results from abnormal placental vascular anastomosis, blood from the normal pump twin reaches the perfused twin through arterioarterial anastomosis, flows through acardiac twin in reverse course, then returns to pump twin through venovenous anastomosis (TRAP).
0 [micro]l/min for 140 min to stabilize the region; perfused for 25 min in the same manner to determine the basal concentrations of glutamate in the extracellular fluid; and perfused with 100 mmol [1.
The key to this is the real-time retinal tracking system, FastTrac, which actively eliminates eye motion to provide motion-artifact-free images of the perfused retina.