haemodialysis

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haemodialysis

(ˌhiːməʊdaɪˈælɪsɪs; ˌhɛm-) or

hemodialysis

n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Medicine) med the filtering of circulating blood through a semipermeable membrane in an apparatus (haemodialyser or artificial kidney) to remove waste products: performed in cases of kidney failure. Also called: extracorporeal dialysis See also dialysis, artificial kidney
[C20: from haemo- + dialysis]
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Noun1.haemodialysis - dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure
dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
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Willem Kolff performed the first successful haemodialyses on humans who were suffering from acute renal failure in the Netherlands in 1943, whilst physicians in several countries started undertaking peritoneal dialysis by the early 1960s (Kolff 1947, Drukker, 1986).