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to what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Dialysis kidney?: The membrane is similar to the glomerulus where blood toxins are filtered across a membrane into the urine compartment.

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How long can one survive off dialysis?

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A 40-year-old member asked:

To what biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
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Dialysis kidney?: The membrane is similar to the glomerulus where blood toxins are filtered across a membrane into the urine compartment.
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What biological structure is the dialysis bag comparable? How is it similar? How is it different?

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