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reperfusion

Line breaks: re|per|fu¦sion
Pronunciation: /riːpəˈfjuːʒ(ə)n
 
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Definition of reperfusion in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The action of restoring the flow of blood to an organ or tissue, typically after a heart attack or stroke.
Example sentences
  • The pulmonary artery pressure during the initial 10 minutes of reperfusion is of prime importance.
  • In essence, prompt reperfusion is sacrificed for effective reperfusion.
  • The importance of time to reperfusion in reducing mortality cannot be overestimated.

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