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). Cf.:perifuse, superfuse. [L. perfusio, fr. per- + fusio, a pouring]

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per·fuse (.)pər-'fyüz vt, per·fused; per·fus·ing
1) SUFFUSE <the skin was perfused by blood>
2 a) to cause to flow or spread: DIFFUSE
b) to force a fluid through (an organ or tissue) esp. by way of the blood vessels <\perfuse a liver with salt solution>

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per·fuse (pər-fūzґ) to pour over or through.

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