Definitions

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

Etymologies

dialyze +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The filter is called a dialyzer or "artificial kidney."

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  • 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.

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  • During dialysis, the patient's blood is cleansed by running it through tubes and a device called a dialyzer.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • This vascular access provides an efficient way for blood to be carried from one's body to the dialyzer and back without causing discomfort.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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