Definition of Hemodialysis

1. Noun. Dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure.

Exact synonyms: Haemodialysis
Generic synonyms: Dialysis



Definition of Hemodialysis

1. Noun. (alternative form of haemodialysis) ¹

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Definition of Hemodialysis

1. [n -LYSES]

Medical Definition of Hemodialysis

1. The removal of certain elements from the blood by virtue of the difference in the rates of their diffusion through a semipermeable membrane, for example, by means of a haemodialysis machine or filter. Origin: Gr. Lysis = dissolution This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemodialysis

hemochrome
hemochromes
hemocoel
hemocoels
hemocompatibility
hemocyanin
hemocyanins
hemocyte
hemocytes
hemocytometer
hemocytometers
hemoderivative
hemoderivatives
hemodiafiltration
hemodialyses
hemodialysis (current term)
hemodialyzer
hemodialyzers
hemodilution
hemodilutions
hemodonation
hemodynamic
hemodynamically
hemodynamics
hemofiltration
hemoflagellate
hemoflagellates
hemogenesis
hemogenic
hemoglobin

Literary usage of Hemodialysis

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... hemodialysis patients Am J Psychiatry 129:352-355, 1972 The author describes the various secondary gains and the complications these produce De-Nour AK, ..."

2. Health Care Technology And Its Assessment In Eight Countries edited by H. David Banta (2004)
"The high reliance on hospital hemodialysis and the limited use of home dialysis ... About 75 patients are on hemodialysis at home, and 325 are treated with ..."

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