vividiffusion

viv·i·dif·fu·sion

(viv'i-di-fyū'zhŭn),
Archaic term for a method by which circulating blood may be submitted to dialysis outside the body and returned to the circulation without exposure to the air or to any noxious influences; the principle used in the performance of renal dialysis with the artificial kidney.
[vivi- + diffusion]
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vividiffusion

(vĭv″ĭ-dĭf-ū′zhŭn) [L. vivus, alive, + dis, apart, + fundere, to pour]
The process of removing diffusible substances from the blood of a living animal by allowing it to flow through dialyzing membranes immersed in saline solution.
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The procedure was known as vividiffusion. Abel and his colleagues used a substance known as hirudin to prevent the blood from clotting.
Abel relates how it was necessary for Reentry (see Figure I) to attend classes at a nearby glass factory so that he could learn how to blow glass and construct the "Vividiffusion" device, cannula, and other glass components necessary for the experiments.
The "Vividiffusion" device, it was hoped, could help him do it.