infusion of a patient’s own blood, either collected and returned to the body during surgery or transfused from a stored supply.
autotransfusion au·to·trans·fu·sion (ô’tō-trāns-fyōō’zhən)
Infusion of blood or blood products into the individual from whom they were originally withdrawn.
autograft. autotransplant au·to·trans·plant (ô’tō-trāns’plānt’) n. See autograft.
pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous (opposed to heterochthonous). Pathology. found in the part of the body in which it originates, as a cancerous lesion. found in a locality in which it originates, as an infectious disease. Psychology. of or relating to ideas that arise independently of the individual’s own train of thought and seem instead […]
- Autochthonous idea
autochthonous idea autochthonous idea n. A thought that suddenly bursts into the consciousness and is often believed to have come from an outside source.