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What are the differences and similarities between kidney dialysis and in-vivo kidney functions?

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In brief: Not the same

Dialysis removes about 80% of the impurities that build up, but not all of them as would a normal kidney.
The kidney is more of a selective filter. The normal kidney also produces hormones--small molecules, that aid in things such red blood cell formation, and calcium metabolism.

In brief: Not the same

Dialysis removes about 80% of the impurities that build up, but not all of them as would a normal kidney.
The kidney is more of a selective filter. The normal kidney also produces hormones--small molecules, that aid in things such red blood cell formation, and calcium metabolism.
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