Definition of Perfuse

1. Verb. Force a fluid through (a body part or tissue). "Perfuse a liver with a salt solution"

Generic synonyms: Flush
Derivative terms: Perfusion

2. Verb. Cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across. "Water and alcohol perfuse the cloth"; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color"
Exact synonyms: Suffuse
Generic synonyms: Flush
Derivative terms: Suffusion, Suffusive

Definition of Perfuse

1. v. t. To suffuse; to fill full or to excess.

Definition of Perfuse

1. Verb. (transitive) To permeate or suffuse something, either with a liquid or with light ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To force a fluid to flow over or through something, especially through an organ of the body ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perfuse

1. to spread over or through something [v -FUSED, -FUSING, -FUSES]

Medical Definition of Perfuse

1. To force blood or other fluid to flow from the artery through the vascular bed of a tissue or to flow through the lumen of a hollow structure (e.g., an isolated renal tubule). Compare: perifuse, superfuse. Origin: L. Perfusio, fr. Per-+ fusio, a pouring (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perfuse

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perfumelike
perfumer
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perfumey
perfuming
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perfunctorily
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perfuse (current term)
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perfusionist
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pergal
pergamentaceous
pergola
pergolalike

Literary usage of Perfuse

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1. Experimental Pharmacology: A Laboratory Guide for the Study of the by Charles Wilson Greene (1909)
"perfuse the heart first with Ringer's solution and follow with i percent ether ... perfuse with the Locke-Blood solution and when the rhythm is established ..."

2. Laboratory Manual of Physiology by Frederick Carl Busch (1905)
"perfuse with the physiological salt solution. From time to time, ... Continue the perfusion until the rhythmical beat Now perfuse with the diluted ..."

3. Kirkes' Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, Charles Wilson Greene (1922)
"It is only necessary to keep the temperature approximately that of the normal body and to perfuse the heart through the coronary circulation with aerated ..."

4. Baptism: With Reference to Its Import and Modes by Edward Beecher (1849)
"In a generation attaching magical power to forms, and swayed by the authority of prevailing present usage, the proposal to sprinkle or perfuse sick persons, ..."

5. A Text-book of physiology by Isaac Ott (1913)
"Ludwig and Wild, in 184(5, were the first to perfuse an isolated heart of a warm-blooded animal. ... Von Cyon was the first to perfuse the frog's heart. ..."

6. A Laboratory Guide in Pharmacology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"(a) perfuse with i per cent. NaCl. After fifteen minutes observe the vein and ureter flow (drops per minute) and the ..."

7. A Text-book of pharmacology and some allied sciences: (therapeutics, Materia by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1906)
"perfuse with i% NaCl. After 15 minutes observe the vein and ureter flow (drops per minute) and the ..."

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