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

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But Hale is finding hemodialysis is what works best for him. Justin Conn, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: High school teacher, coach fighting kidney disease," 10 Feb. 2018 There are two types of dialysis — peritoneal and hemodialysis. Justin Conn, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: High school teacher, coach fighting kidney disease," 10 Feb. 2018 More than 63,000 Californians receive hemodialysis, which filters impurities from the blood of those with end-stage kidney disease. Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News, "California Bill Addresses Safety Concerns At Dialysis Clinics," 19 May 2017

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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variants: or chiefly British haemodialysis \ ˌhē-​mō-​dī-​ˈal-​ə-​səs How to pronounce haemodialysis (audio) \
plural hemodialyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hemodialyses (audio) \

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