cardiopulmonary bypass

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cardiopulmonary bypass

[¦kärd·ē·ō′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′bī·pas]
(medicine)
A surgical technique for avoiding circulation of the blood through the heart and lungs by directing the flow from the entrance of the right atrium, conditioning it by mechanical means, and reentering it at the aorta.