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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.
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Her computed tomography examination performed a few weeks after the coma revealed a moderate hypoperfusion of the cerebral cortex without significant perfusive focal defects (7).
Under such conditions the control of the rise in muscle and pulmonary [VO.sub.2] depends more heavily on perfusive ("[O.sub.2] delivery") as opposed to diffusive ("[O.sub.2] utilisation") processes and helps explain how vascular impairment might increase pulmonary [a-v[O.sub.2]] and [VO.sub.2][tau] during submaximal exercise in DM.
To further investigate the performance of the algorithm at low perfusive states we considered subsets of the data at percent modulations below a range of threshold values.