Forcing the blood from the extremities or other areas such as the spleen, as by the application of a bandage or pressure device, to raise the blood pressure and fill the vessels in the vital centers; resorted to after excessive loss of blood or other body fluids. Cf.:autotransfusion.

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au·to·in·fu·sion (aw″to-in-fuґzhən) [auto- + infusion] the forcing of the blood toward the heart by bandaging the extremities, compression of the abdominal aorta, etc.

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