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anephric

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adjective aneph·ric \(ˈ)a-ˈnef-rik, (ˈ)ā-\

Medical Definition of anephric

  1. :  lacking kidneys :  without functioning kidneys <A potential donor may wish to donate a solitary kidney (having donated a kidney previously), while realizing that such a donation would render that individual anephric.—The Journal of the American Medical Association, 13 Dec. 2000> <Removal of excess fluid in this group of functionally anephric patients is achieved by ultrafiltration during three dialysis treatments, lasting a total of 10 to 12 hours, per week.—Robert G. Luke, The New England Journal of Medicine, 17 Sept. 1998>




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