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1. reinfusion of a patient's own blood; see autologous transfusion.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collecting and reinfusing blood which has been lost intraoperatively or postoperatively from clean wounds.
An unproven mode of alternative therapy in which a quantity of the patient's blood is withdrawn and either reinjected intramuscularly at once or reinfused intravenously after being treated with UV radiation, ozone, or some other agent.
[auto- + hemo- + therapy]
autohemotherapy/au·to·he·mo·ther·a·py/ (-he″mo-ther´ah-pe) treatment using an autotransfusion.
A form of ozone therapy in which a small quantity of the patient's blood is withdrawn, treated with a mixture of ozone and oxygen, and reinfused into the patient.
Mentioned in: Ozone Therapy
treatment by reinjection of the animal's own blood.