dialysis machine

dialysis machine
device used to cleanse and purify the blood (a function usually carried out by the kidneys)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dialysis — /duy al euh sis/, n., pl. dialyses / seez /. 1. Physical Chem. the separation of crystalloids from colloids in a solution by diffusion through a membrane. 2. Biochem. the separation of large molecules, as proteins, from small molecules and ions… …   Universalium

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  • dialysis — [[t]daɪæ̱lɪsɪs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Dialysis or kidney dialysis is a method of treating kidney failure by using a machine to remove waste material from the kidneys. I was on dialysis for seven years before my first transplant …   English dictionary

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