American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A machine equipped with a semipermeable membrane and used for performing dialysis.
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.
- n. medicine The part of a hemodialysis machine that performs filtration by unequal diffusion through membranes
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The instrument or medium used to effect chemical dialysis.
- n. a medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
- dialyze + -er (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“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.”
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