How Does Dialysis Work?

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Definition

Dialysis is a method of removing toxic substances (impurities or wastes) from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so.


Alternative Names

Artificial kidneys; Hemodialysis; Peritoneal dialysis; Renal replacement therapy


How the test is performed

Dialysis can be performed using several different methods.

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS

Peritoneal dialysis filters waste using the peritoneal membrane inside the abdomen. The abdomen is filled with special solutions that...

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