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di·al·y·sis

 (dī-ăl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·al·y·ses (-sēz′)
1. The separation of smaller molecules from larger molecules or of dissolved substances from colloidal particles in a solution by selective diffusion through a semipermeable membrane.
2. Medicine Any of several techniques, especially hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, in which filtration through a semipermeable membrane is used to remove metabolic wastes and excess fluid from the blood of people with kidney failure.

[Greek dialusis, separating, dissolution, from dialūein, to break up, dissolve : dia-, apart; see dia- + lūein, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

di′a·lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
di′a·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.

dialysis

(daɪˈælɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Chemistry) the separation of small molecules from large molecules and colloids in a solution by the selective diffusion of the small molecules through a semipermeable membrane
2. (Medicine) med See haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis
[C16: from Late Latin: a separation, from Greek dialusis a dissolution, from dialuein to tear apart, dissolve, from luein to loosen]
dialytic adj
ˌdiaˈlytically adv

di•al•y•sis

(daɪˈæl ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. the separation of crystalloids from colloids in a solution by diffusion through a membrane.
2. the process, used in treating kidney disease, by which uric acid and urea are removed from circulating blood by means of a dialyzer.
[1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek diálysis a separation, derivative of dialý(ein) to part, separate (dia- dia- + lyein to loosen)]
di`a•lyt′ic (-əˈlɪt ɪk) adj.

di·al·y·sis

(dī-ăl′ĭ-sĭs)
1. The separation of the smaller molecules in a solution from the larger molecules by passing the solution through a membrane that does not allow the large molecules through.
2. The removal of wastes from the bloodstream by a machine that performs dialysis when the kidneys do not function properly.

dialysis

the process whereby colloids and crystalloids separate in solution by diffusion through a membrane. — dialytic, adj.
See also: Biology

dialysis

A method of compensating for poorly functioning kidneys by using a machine to artificially remove waste products from the blood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
chemical analysis, qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
pheresis, apheresis - a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion
haemodialysis, hemodialysis - dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure
osmosis - (biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal
Translations

dialysis

[daɪˈælɪsɪs] N (dialyses (pl)) [daɪˈælɪˌsiːz] (Med) → diálisis f inv

dialysis

[daɪˈælɪsɪs] ndialyse fdialysis machine nrein m artificiel

dialysis

nDialyse f

dialysis

[daɪˈæləsɪs] n (Med) → dialisi f

di·al·y·sis

n. diálisis, procedimiento para filtrar y eliminar toxinas presentes en la sangre de pacientes con insuficiencia renal;
___ acidosisacidosis metabólica;
___ machineaparato de ___ (riñón artificial);
peritoneal ______ peritoneal;
renal ______ renal.

dialysis

n diálisis f; continuous ambulatory peritoneal — (CAPD) diálisis peritoneal ambulatoria continua (DPAC)
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