hemodializer, hemodialyser

an apparatus by which hemodialysis may be performed, blood being separated by a semipermeable membrane from a solution of such composition as to secure diffusion of certain elements out of the blood. Popularly called artificial kidney.
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Importantly, in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, in addition to almost complete loss of renal function and therefore loss of the ability to excrete environmental phenols, hemodializers may be an extra source for BPA accumulation in the body (Haishima et al.