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Sunday, May 18, 2014

WOTW: Perfusionist

Perfusionist:  noun,  a specialized healthcare professional who uses the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery and other surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass to manage the patient's physiological status

Found in The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault:
"My mother," I said slowly, "is a perfusionist.  She spends her whole day with transplanted organs and bodily fluids."

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