artificial kidney

noun
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:
1910–15

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artificial kidney
 
n
med a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis

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artificial kidney n.
See hemodialyzer.

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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.
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