from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A machine equipped with a semipermeable membrane and used for performing dialysis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a hemodialysis machine that performs filtration by unequal diffusion through membranes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The instrument or medium used to effect chemical dialysis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The parchment-paper, or septum, stretched over a wooden or gutta-percha ring, used in the operation of dialysis. Also spelled dialyser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
The filter is called a dialyzer or "artificial kidney."
By pumping blood through a dialyzer—a many-layered filter that acts like a sponge—the procedure removes poisons from the blood before returning it to the body.
During dialysis, the patient's blood is cleansed by running it through tubes and a device called a dialyzer.
A gum low in ash was dissolved in water, and the solution poured on to a dialyzer, and sufficient hydrochloric acid added to convert the salts into chlorides.
Nephros's OLpur MD220 is a dialyzer designed expressly for HDF therapy that employs Nephros's proprietary Mid-Dilution diafiltration technology.
There apparently isn't a single disposable Diacap dialyzer for dialysis of the sixty patients due tomorrow.
This vascular access provides an efficient way for blood to be carried from one's body to the dialyzer and back without causing discomfort.
I vividly remember the night she and her Renal Nurse came home from choosing a peritoneal dialyzer and how she cried stating that she had to pick out a machine she had to be hooked up to every night to remain alive for the rest of her life.
So, the machine business and dialyzer products business around the world continues to meet our expectations and essentially grow quite well.
The new center also uses single-use dialyzers - a new technology that allows the center to use a dialyzer once only and then discard.
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