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hemodialysis

Noun1.hemodialysis - dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure
Synonyms: haemodialysis
Pronunciation: (HEE-moh-dy-AL-ih-sis)

The use of a machine to clean wastes from the blood after the kidneys have failed. The blood travels through tubes to a dialyzer, which removes wastes and extra fluid. The cleaned blood then flows through another set of tubes back into the body.

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