dialysis shunt


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di·al·y·sis shunt

arteriovenous shunt connecting the arterial and venous cannulas in arm or leg.

dialysis shunt

Etymology: Gk, dia, through, lysis, loosening; ME, shunten
an external artificial link between a peripheral artery and a vein, in an arm or leg, for use in hemodialysis.
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DIALYSIS SHUNT

dialysis shunt

An arteriovenous shunt created for use during renal dialysis. See: illustration
See also: shunt