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Definition of the noun transfusion

What does transfusion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: transfusions

  1. the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
  2. the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: action = something done
    • more specific word: decantation = the act of gently pouring off a clear liquor (as from its original bottle) without disturbing the lees


Transfusion is a record label.


  1. "Transfusion" is a musical album of Unit:187.
    • released on
  2. "Transfusion" is a musical single of Mark E. Smith & Ed Blaney.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  3. "Transfusion" is a musical album of Les Demerle.
    • released in (38 years ago)
  4. "Transfusion" is a musical single of Nervous Norvus.
    • released in (59 years ago)
  5. "Transfusion" is a musical album of Lydia Pense & Cold Blood.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  6. "Transfusion" is a musical album of Apes, Pigs & Spacemen.
    • released in (21 years ago)


"Transfusion" is a science fiction short story by Chad Oliver, first published in Astounding Science Fiction in June, 1959. Like many of his stories, it puts the author's own profession of anthropology into a science fiction context. In this case, the addition of time travel theoretically enables the scientists to observe primitive humans in the past. The results, however, are unexpected.

Phrases with Transfusion

  1. transfusion reaction
  2. blood transfusion
  3. exchange transfusion

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Transfusion

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Google previewVirginia Medical Semi-monthly (1916)

Transfusion is a better form of treatment for shock alone, or combined haemorrhage and shock than any known form of treatment. The blood...

Google previewBlood Transfusion Services in Sub Saharan Africa (2012)

Challenges and constraints by Dr. Erhabor Osaro

Effective blood transfusion is the provision of safe blood and blood products in the right quantity, quality, for the right indication that is...

Google previewElements of Bioethics (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Blood transfusion is the process of receiving blood products into one's circulation intravenously. Transfusions are used in a variety of medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood. Early transfusions used whole blood, but modern ...

Google previewSBAs and EMQs for the MRCS Part A: A Bailey & Love Revision Guide (2011)

by Vivian A Elwell, Jonathan Fishman, Rajat Chowdhury

0, a blood transfusion is a better option. 2 A A patient with group A blood has anti-B antibodies and therefore cannot receive group B blood. This patient is also ...

Google previewCellular and Molecular Immunology, Updated Edition (1994)

by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai

BLOOD TRANSFUSION Blood transfusion is a form of transplantation in which whole blood or blood cells from one or more individuals are...

Google previewMaternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Physiology (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Blood transfusion is the process of receiving blood products into one's circulation intravenously. Transfusions are used in a variety of medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood. Early transfusions used whole blood, but modern ...

Google previewMachine readable labels in the blood transfusion service (2012)

Proceedings of a Symposium held on June 13th, 1979 by J. Jenkins

The International Society for Blood Transfusion is the authority approving bar codes and the new ones used in the UK, eg for plasma reduced blood, have been agreed by them. It is hoped that suggestions will be made to the Working Party ...

Google previewQBase Anaesthesia: Volume 2, MCQs for the Final FRCA (1997)

by Edward Hammond, Mark Blunt, Andrew McIndoe

TRUE The arbitrary definition of a massive transfusion is the replacement of a patient's total blood volume by stored allogenic blood in less than 24 hours or the acute administration of more than 1.5 ...

Google previewBiology of Disease (2007)

by Nessar Ahmed, Maureen Dawson, Chris Smith, Ed Wood

INTRODUCTION Blood transfusion is the transfer of blood or chapter 6: .

Google previewFuture Developments in Blood Banking (2012)

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Symposium on Blood Transfusion, Groningen 1985, organized by the Red Cross Blood Bank Groningen-Drenthe by Cees Smit Sibinga, P.C. Das, T.J. Greenwalt

Blood transfusion is a technique using biological materialsand therefore creates new opportunities for the transmissionof microorganisms. Although a number of diseases thatcan be transmitted areidentified (e.g. hepatitis and recently AIDS)it ...

Google previewTransfusion Immunology and Medicine (1995)

by Carel J. van Oss

Meryman Transplantation Department Holland Laboratories, American Red Cross Rockville, MD 20855 ABSTRACT Allogeneic blood transfusion is the most frequent ...

Google previewErythroid Cells—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)


“Erythroid cell transfusion is a well established cellular therapy for various kinds of patients, because it is a well-characterized single cell suspension that lacks nucleated cells and has a low expression of human leucocyte antigen molecules.

Google previewNCLEX-PN Exam Prep (2014)

by Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd

Answer C is incorrect because obtaining initial vital signs on the client receiving a blood transfusion is the duty of the RN. Answer D is incorrect because providing discharge teaching is the duty of the RN. Answer B is correct. Smoking causes ...

Google previewSeroepidemiology of Hepatitis B surface antigen in pregnant women

by Dr. Peter Ubah Okeke

Blood transfusion is a major source of HBV transmission in countries where the blood supply is not screened for HBsAg due to financial restraints. However, in many developing countries, up to 50% of injections are administered with needles ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

transfusion The transplantation of blood cells, platelets, and/or plasma from the circulation of one individual to another. Acute blood loss due to hemorrhage or the replacement of deficient cell types due to excess destruction or ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Transfusion. The American blood supply is reasonably safe, and patients who need blood can accept it with confidence, according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experts. But this doesn't mean that blood is entirely riskfree. Blood is ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Direct transfusion from one person to another is rarely performed; usually packs of carefully stored blood of different *blood groups are kept in *blood banks for use as necessary. Before a blood transfusion the recipient's blood type is tested so ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

T Immunological reactions to blood transfusion Clinical manifestations Management Adapted. transference love transition transference love, (in psychoanalysis) a projection of libidinal drives ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

To Transfusion, n. s. J pour out of one into another: the noun substantive corresponding. Poesy is of so subtile a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will all evaporate ; and, if a new spirit be not added in the transfusion, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)


Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Transfusion The administration of any fluid into a person's vein using a drip. This flows by force of gravity or through a specialised pump from a pack or bottle, via a tube that is fixed to a hollow needle inserted into a vein (usually in the back of ...

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Pinot Noir Transfusion - Bonny Doon

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Quotes about Transfusion

It is like a transfusion

Into the life of a lonely person,

When that lonely person

Starts social networking,

In person or online.

The grand highway

Out of loneliness

Is sociable action

Of any kind. (Lonely People Champion)
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Scrabble value of T1R1A1N1S1F4U1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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