Definition of Artificial kidney

1. Noun. A machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body.

Exact synonyms: Hemodialyzer
Generic synonyms: Dialysis Machine, Dialyzer

Medical Definition of Artificial kidney

1. A machine for haemodialysis in acute or chronic renal failure; toxic substances in the blood are removed by exposure to dialyzing fluid across a semipermeable membrane. Synonym: artificial kidney. Ultrafiltration haemodialyzer, a haemodialyzer that uses fluid pressure differentials to bring about loss (usually) of protein-free fluid from the blood to the bath, as in certain edematous conditions. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Artificial Kidney

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artificial eye
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artificial heart valve
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artificial intelligence
artificial intelligences
artificial joint
artificial kidney (current term)
artificial lake
artificial language
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artificial life
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artificial neural net
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artificial person
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artificial pupil

Literary usage of Artificial kidney

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"artificial kidney The procedure of hemodialysis is dependent on the fact that when two solutions are separated by a semipermeable membrane like cellophane, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"The artificial kidney, as just stated, makes no such distinction. Sugar is eliminated in proportion to its presence in the blood equally with a waste ..."

3. National Listing of Medicare Providers Furnishing Kidney Dialysis and by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"FL 33064 NE BROW ARD artificial kidney CTR 3664 NE 18TH TERRACE POMPANO BEACH, FL 33064 artificial kidney CTR OF ..."

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