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peritoneal dialysis

noun
  1. a technique of dialysis used when haemodialysis is inappropriate; it makes use of the peritoneum as an autogenous semipermeable membrane
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peritoneal dialysis in Medicine

peritoneal dialysis

n.
  1. The removal of soluble substances and water from the body by transfer across the peritoneum, utilizing a solution which is intermittently introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity.
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