Medical Definition of Hemodialysis

Our Hemodialysis (Treatment for Kidney Failure) Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hemodialysis (Treatment for Kidney Failure)

Hemodialysis: A medical procedure to remove fluid and waste products from the blood and to correct electrolyte imbalances. This is accomplished using a machine and a dialyzer, also referred to as an "artificial kidney."

Hemodialysis is used to treat both acute (temporary) and chronic (permanent) kidney failure.

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