auto-, aut-

(Greek: self, same, spontaneous; directed from within)

autoinfusion (s) (noun), autoinfusions (pl)
Forcing the blood from the extremities with the applications of bandages, or other pressure devices, to raise the fluid pressure and to fill the vessels in the vital organs of the body: The use of autoinfusions take place after an abnormal loss of blood or other body fluids has occurred.

Autoinfusions are used to force venous blood towards the heart for patients who have had significant losses of the vital body substance.

1. A secondary infection originating from a focus of infection already present in the body.
2. Spread of a disease from one part of the body to another part.
3. Inoculation with organisms already present in or on the body; self-inoculation.
4. Injection of an autovaccine.

Autoinoculation is a procedure in which cells are removed from a person's body, treated or medically changed, and then placed back into the body. This procedure is done to help prevent an immune reaction.

Autoinoculation can also refer to the movement of microorganisms from one location of the body to another.

1. A harmful substance generated within the body.
2. An endogenous toxic agent that causes autointoxication.
1. A disorder resulting from absorption of the waste products of metabolism, decomposed matter from the intestine, or the products of dead and infected tissue as in gangrene.
2. Poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion.
3. Poisoning by metabolic products elaborated within the body; generally, toxemia of pathologic states.
autointrusion (aw" toh in TROO zhuhn) (s) (noun), autointrusions (pl)
In geology, a process that takes place when the liquid of a different magma or the melted solid crystals or mantle rocks are drawn into rifts or openings formed at a later stage of volcanic actions: A series of injections or autointrusions of melted fluids of rocks that go into fissures, or narrow cracks or openings, of earlier crystallized minerals.
autokinesis, autokinesia
Voluntary activity or movement.

Visual autokinesis refers to the illusion that an object in space, especially at night, moves as one continues to look at it. An aviator looking at a distant light may perceive that it has moved even though it is stationary.

Of or relating to voluntary activity or movement.
A technique that includes the use of a system of mirrors so an observer is able to inspect the interior of his/her own larynx.
autolatry (s) (noun), autolatries (pl)
Self worship; the cult of looking out for number one (probably the most practiced cult in the world).

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

—Benjamin Franklin
Any self-inflicted injury.
An antibody that is capable of clumping white blood cells of an individual in whose serum it is found.
1. A fragment of igneous rock enclosed in another igneous rock of later consolidation, each being regarded as a derivative from a common parent magma.
2. A round, oval, or elongated accumulation of iron-magnesium minerals of uncertain origin in granitoid rock.
autologophagist, autologophagy
A reference to those who must eat their own words.
autologous (adjective)
1. From the same organism or deriving from the same individual: "Autologous donors involve situations in which the donor and the recipient of blood, bone, skin, etc. are the same person."
2. Obtained from the same individual as the one who is providing the other constituents of an experiment or study: "A reference to autologous serums, tissues, cells, etc., that are under immunologic study."
autologous transfusion (s) (noun), autologous transfusions (pl)
A procedure for collecting and storing a patient's own blood several weeks before its expected need by the patient: This method of providing blood, or autologous transfusion, for an individual is done in order to prevent the transmission of diseases which can take place with the use of donor blood.

Blood that is lost during a surgical procedure can be recovered from the operation site and processed for the circulatory system when a patient's autologous transfusion is available.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "equal, identical, same, similar": emul-; equ-, equi-; homeo-; homo-; iso-; pari-; peer; rhomb-; syn-; tauto-.