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artificial kidney

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(Medicine) med a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis
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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
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Contract notice: Dialysis equipment, related disposables and artificial kidneys on demand.
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are to build a new plant to manufacture artificial kidneys at Toray Medical (Qingdao) Co.
of New York Downstate Medical Center) provide 11 chapters by American surgeons and physicians who practice uremia therapy, who discuss past and current peritoneal dialysis practices, hemodialysis, kidney transplantation, home hemodialysis, hemofiltration, opting for death rather than dialysis, ethics in kidney transplants and marketing, and projected therapies for around 2012, such as artificial kidneys, xenotransplantation, and the bowel as a substitute kidney.
SCIENTISTS have created artificial kidneys from the cells of cloned cow embryos.

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