: 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
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

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“Anephric.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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