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haemodialysis

/ ˌhiːməʊdaɪˈælɪsɪs /

noun

  1. med the filtering of circulating blood through a semipermeable membrane in an apparatus (haemodialyser or artificial kidney) to remove waste products: performed in cases of kidney failure Also calledextracorporeal dialysis See also dialysis artificial kidney


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Origin of haemodialysis1

C20: from haemo- + dialysis

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