artificial kidney


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to artificial kidney: artificial liver

artificial kidney

n
(Medicine) med a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artificial kidney - a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's bodyartificial kidney - a machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body
dialysis machine, dialyzer - a medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
References in periodicals archive ?
Supply eight (8) artificial kidney machine hemofiltration, hemodiafiltration and online methods to meet the needs of the Nephrology Clinic, and technical support-maintenance services until the completion of these ten (10) years from the start of their operation.
TEHRAN (FNA)- New advances in nanopore technology could lead to the development of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney.
In 2014, artificial kidney market accounted for the largest market share of over 60% owing to increasing prevalence of high blood sugar, hypertension, post-surgery infections, glomerular diseases, injury or burns, HIV, and other risk factors.
1943 Willem J Kolff builds the first artificial kidney, or dialysis machine.
com)-- After a month of negotiations, a private placement investment of 500K was provided through a trust fund held by an east coast hedge fund manager in an exchange for equity shares in the Implantable Artificial Kidney Corporation (IAKC).
Mustafa al-Jawabrah said that the Clinics offer medical services for free to some 18,000 to 20,000 patients monthly, adding that the Artificial Kidney Department (AKD) has been put into services after it was destroyed by terrorist organizations on 2013.
The statement added that Pele was continuing to undergo hemodialysis, a procedure that involves filtering a patient's blood through an artificial kidney that cleans it before returning it to the body.
The State Hospital of Artificial Kidney is also facing the same problem, 5 of 12 hemodialysis machines are out of order and need repairs, the Ministry of Health said.
He added that the 74th conference will also discuss subjects related to the central drug registry and standardized purchase, pharmaceuticals and supplies of oral and dental care, hospital supplies, artificial kidney, supplies of medical laboratories, blood transfusion services, supplies of cardiovascular surgery, interventional radiology, orthopedic and spine surgery supplies, medical rehabilitation.
With hemodialysis, the kind investigated in this latest study, a filter functions as an artificial kidney to remove waste, extra chemicals and fluid from the body.
The plant will manufacture TORAYLIGHTTM NV, a polysulphone membrane artificial kidney, which was launched in Japan in April 2011.
It is understood that Mr Gaitskell would have died from acute uraemia if an artificial kidney machine had not been brought into use.

Full browser ?