artificial kidney


artificial kidney
noun
a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body
Syn: ↑hemodialyzer
Hypernyms: ↑dialyzer, ↑dialysis machine

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noun
: an apparatus designed to do the work of the kidney in instances of temporary stoppage of kidney function

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a mechanical device that operates outside the body and substitutes for the kidney by removing waste products from the blood. Also called hemodialyzer. Cf. dialysis (def. 3).
[1910-15]

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artificial kidney noun
A kidney machine
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Main Entry:artificial

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artificial kidney,
= hemodialyzer. (Cf.hemodialyzer)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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