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hemodialysis

Pronunciation: he'mo-di-al'i-sis

Definition: Dialysis of soluble substances and water from the blood by diffusion through a semipermeable membrane; separation of cellular elements and colloids from soluble substances is achieved by pore size in the membrane and rates of diffusion.

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