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artificial kidney

a mechanical device that operates outside the body and substitutes for the kidney by removing waste products from the blood.
Also called hemodialyzer.
Compare dialysis (def 3).
Origin of artificial kidney
1910-15 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for artificial kidney

artificial kidney

(med) a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis
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artificial kidney in Medicine

artificial kidney n.
See hemodialyzer.

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