artificial kidney

noun

Medical Definition of artificial kidney

: an apparatus designed to do the work of the kidney during temporary stoppage of kidney function

called also hemodialyzer

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“Artificial kidney.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/artificial%20kidney. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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