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Meaning of HEMODIALYSIS

Pronunciation:  `heemudI'alisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure
 

HEMODIALYSIS is a 12 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: haemodialysis
 
 See Also: dialysis

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Removal of chemical waste from the blood using blood flow through an artificial kidney.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. In this type of dialysis, the patient's blood is passed through a tube into a machine that filters out waste products. The cleansed blood is then returned to the body.
  2. Hemodialysis is performed by extracorporeal circulation of the patient's blood such that the dialysate solution and the blood is separated only by a thin membrane which allows water soluble molecules to exchange. Since the dialysate contains low concentration of many of the toxic metabolites and potassium, this method effectively lowers the concentration such molecules in blood.
 

 

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