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how can a dialysis machine work and why is it used?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Artificial kidney: The principle of dialysis machine is hard to explain in 400 characters. Like a human kidney, it filters impure blood under pressure; excess water is removed; blood toxins (prea, phosphorus, and many others) diffuse out in to the dialysate (the clean artificial fluid put in to the machine); some electrolytes might diffuse back in to blood. The relatively clean blood diffuses is returnd to the patnt.
Answered on Apr 4, 2014
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