haemodialysis

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haemodialysis

he·mo·di·al·y·sis

(hē'mō-dī-al'i-sis)
Separation of soluble substances and water from the blood by diffusion through a semipermeable membrane; separation of cellular elements and colloids from soluble substances is achieved by pore size in the membrane and rates of diffusion.
Synonym(s): haemodialysis.

haemodialysis

A method of removing excessive natural waste products from the blood of people whose kidneys are no longer able to perform this function. The haemodialysis apparatus is commonly described as an artificial kidney. The blood is passed through a long semi-permeable plastic tube immersed in constantly changed water and the unwanted substances diffuse out.

haemodialysis

a technique for removing waste and poisonous materials from the blood. see DIALYSIS.

haemodialysis

dialysis of soluble substances and water from the blood, by diffusion through a semipermeable membrane

he·mo·di·al·y·sis

(hē'mō-dī-al'i-sis)
Dialysis of soluble substances and water from blood by diffusion through a semipermeable membrane.
Synonym(s): haemodialysis.