Physical Chemistry. the separation of crystalloids from colloids in a solution by diffusion through a membrane.
Biochemistry. the separation of large molecules, as proteins, from small molecules and ions in a solution by allowing the latter to pass through a semipermeable membrane.
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How to use dialysis in a sentence
She was born blind, she said, and also has poor hearing in one ear and a kidney problem that has left her on dialysis for seven years.Advocacy group for the blind apologizes for allegations of sexual misconduct | Justin Wm. Moyer | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Several years after it was exposed in a Life magazine article, Congress took the landmark step to cover all dialysis patients with Medicare.For Years, JaMarcus Crews Tried to Get a New Kidney, but Corporate Healthcare Stood in the Way | by Lizzie Presser | December 15, 2020 | ProPublica
This year, the industry came close to breaking that record to defeat a measure that would have further regulated dialysis clinics and that DaVita said would have limited access to care.This health care magnate wants to fix democracy, starting in Colorado | lbelanger225 | December 13, 2020 | Fortune
He didn’t want to inconvenience any of the teachers at the school, and he thought they had already done enough for him by setting up a fundraiser to support his dialysis.A third-grade teacher in Minnesota donated a kidney to her school’s custodian | Kyle Melnick | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Proposition 23, which would require kidney dialysis clinics to have at least one physician present during operating hours and to report infection data to the state, was also important to her because her uncle receives kidney treatment.The Supes Race Takes a Backseat: Voices of the Voters in the South Bay | Maya Srikrishnan | November 3, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The result can be total kidney failure and the need for dialysis; for some people, the kidney failure is permanent.
Kidney disease, formerly a major cause of death, has basically dropped out of the chart thanks to the invention of dialysis.
For example, we are now having to deal with patients who would normally receive dialysis can no longer be accepted.
The first and still the best example is dialysis, which costs more than $40,000 a year.A Doctor’s View of the Supreme Court’s Health-Care Ruling | Kent Sepkowitz | June 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He waged war on the modern with a Siemens dialysis machine in-tow, bankrolled by Aramco petrodollars.
This process of separation of substances, which do not pass through membranes, from such as do, is called dialysis.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
Hence we can easily separate by dialysis two bodies of different groups which are mixed in a solution.The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
Probably the only hope of relieving the tension is by the use of eserine or the performance of a cyclo-dialysis.
Any tartar emetic present in the sediment might have been procured in a pure form by the simple process of dialysis.
The dissolved proteins in each extract can be subsequently purified by dialysis, precipitation, etc.The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for dialysis
- dialytic (ˌdaɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
- dialytically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for dialysis
The separation of the smaller molecules in a solution from the larger molecules by passing the solution through a membrane that does not allow the large molecules to pass through.
A medical procedure in which this technique of molecular separation is used to remove metabolic waste products or toxic substances from the blood. Dialysis is required for individuals with severe kidney failure.
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Cultural definitions for dialysis
The separation of large molecules from small molecules by passage through a membrane.
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