Definition of Hemodialysis

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Hemodialysis: A medical procedure to remove fluid and waste products from the blood and to correct electrolyte imbalances. This is accomplished using a machine and a dialyzer, also referred to as an "artificial kidney."

Hemodialysis is used to treat both acute (temporary) and chronic (permanent) kidney failure.


The only purpose of the kidneys is to filter blood. See Answer

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