he·​mo·​di·​al·​y·​sis ˌhē-mō-dī-ˈa-lə-səs How to pronounce hemodialysis (audio)

Examples of hemodialysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Furthermore, antiseizure medication is commonly used to control seizures, hemodialysis helps with renal failure, and a digestive system cleanse helps to eliminate the toxin. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 10 Aug. 2023 Two companies make hemodialysis machines that the FDA has approved for home use. Brett Kelman, CBS News, 6 July 2023 Sharon had six hours of hemodialysis five times a week for three months, her mother arranging for teachers to sit beside her, guiding her in her schoolwork. John Kelly, Washington Post, 11 June 2023 The infant required hemodialysis during the one-month hospital stay but thankfully recovered. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 27 Apr. 2023 And those racial and ethnic disparities are deepened by another risk factor: how the patient received hemodialysis. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 6 Feb. 2023 There are two main types: hemodialysis, when your blood goes through a filter outside your body, and peritoneal dialysis, per the NIDDK, where a solution flows from a bag through a catheter inserted into your belly to absorb waste and extra fluid from your body. Hallie Levine, Health.com, 13 Dec. 2021 Use of a central venous catheter for hemodialysis conferred a six-times-higher risk for S. aureus bloodstream infection compared to use of a port in the arm known as a fistula, the researchers found. Fox News, 7 Feb. 2023 Even though a bigger proportion of white patients on hemodialysis had a central venous catheter (23%, versus 21% of Black people and 14% of Hispanic or Latino people), those from minority groups had higher rates of infection. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hemodialysis was in 1947

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“Hemodialysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemodialysis. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British haemodialysis
plural hemodialyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce hemodialysis (audio)

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