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artificial kidney

noun
1.
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
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples from the web for artificial kidney
  • Hemodialysis removes wastes and water from the blood of patients with kidney failure using an artificial kidney.
  • Dialysis removes wastes and water from the blood of patients with kidney failure using an artificial kidney.
British Dictionary definitions for artificial kidney

artificial kidney

noun
1.
(med) a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis
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artificial kidney in Medicine

artificial kidney n.
See hemodialyzer.

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