[hee-moh-dahy-al-uh-sis, hem-oh-]
noun Biochemistry.
dialysis of the blood, especially with an artificial kidney, for the removal of waste products.

1945–50; hemo- + dialysis

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haemodialysis or (US) hemodialysis (ˌhiːməʊdaɪˈælɪsɪs)
n , pl -ses
med dialysis See also artificial kidney Also called: extracorporeal dialysis the filtering of circulating blood through a semipermeable membrane in an apparatus (haemodialyser or artificial kidney) to remove waste products: performed in cases of kidney failure
[C20: from haemo- + dialysis]
hemodialysis or (US) hemodialysis (ˌhiːməʊdaɪˈælɪsɪs, -ˌsiːz)
[C20: from haemo- + dialysis]

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hemodialysis he·mo·di·al·y·sis (hē'mō-dī-āl'ĭ-sĭs)
A procedure for removing metabolic waste products or toxic substances from the bloodstream by dialysis.

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Example sentences
Peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis can be used to reduce the level of amino acids.
If these treatments do not work or the overdose is extremely severe, hemodialysis may be needed to remove aspirin from your blood.
And with end-stage kidney failure, patients are on hemodialysis, but you can't cure them.
In severe cases, hemodialysis may be used to directly remove the ethylene glycol and other poisonous substances from the blood.
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