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1. material that has passed through a membrane.
2. specifically, the solutes that pass out of the blood into the dialysate fluid in a dialyzer; sometimes also referred to as the dialysate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
That part of a mixture that passes through a dialyzing membrane; the material that does not pass through is referred to as the retentate.
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That part of a mixture that passes through a dialyzing membrane.
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