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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.
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HDG received fluid therapy treatment due to the dialytic principles of convection and minimal ultrafiltration (COWGILL & FRANCEY, 2012).
Calcification of this artery is often similar to the peripheral arteries of diabetic or dialytic patients (1); however, her lipid profile was normal and no calcific plaques were seen in the aorta and main branches, as described (2).
Dicacity laid roses In a nose so placid; I revere veridical poses On anises, or dialytic acid.
This method of assessment has been recommended for patients on HD because HD fatigue varies over time during dialytic and interdialytic periods (Abdel-Kader et al.
Priority is also given for cases of imminent impossibility of any dialytic modality (Silva et al.
Whole blood serotonin levels are markedly elevated in patients on dialytic therapy.
6) Maintaining an appropriate phosphorus level is accomplished through dietary phosphate restriction, the use of phosphate binders, and, in dialyzed patients, dialytic removal of phosphate.
11 Although the pathophysiologic mechanisms of IDH are uncertain, it is likely to be multifactorial and includes subclinical volume overload, sympathetic over activity, activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), endothelial cell dysfunction, and specific dialytic techniques.
The reduced PH-associated capacity of the right heart to maintain adequate LVFP in the face of intermittent dialytic fluid removal could contribute to intradialytic myocardial stunning, ischaemia and myocardial fibrosis.
1) attempts to find a response to the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 6% in surgical patients and its possible connection with an increase in mortality at 30 days (primary outcome), the appearance of acute kidney injury (AKI) and the need for dialytic support.
The patients were treated on established lines of treatment including dialytic support, if required, and various complications were noted.
Calidad de vida en pacientes nefropatas con terapia dialitica [Quality of life in renal patients with dialytic therapy].