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Kidney dialysis

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Kidney dialysis --> dialysis

(Science: technique) The process of separating crystalloids and colloids in solution by the difference in their rates of diffusion through a semipermeable membrane, crystalloids pass through readily, colloids very slowly or not at all.

(Science: technique) a medical procedure that uses a machine to filter waste products from the bloodstream and restore the bloods normal constituents.

a necessary form of treatment in the patient with end-stage renal disease. In most circumstances, kidney dialysis is administered in a fixed schedule of three times per week.

See: haemodialysis.

Origin: gr. Lysis = dissolution