Question
Sun May 20, 2012 By: Yusuf
 

Name the procedure used in the working of artificial kidney?

Expert Reply
Mon May 21, 2012
Dialysis.
 
(Dialysis serves as a substitute for the kidney functions by removing wastes from the blood, ensuring the balance of vital chemicals in the body and by regulating blood pressure. Hemodialysis uses an artificial kidney known as a hemodialyzer to clean the blood outside of the body. Here, blood is removed from the body by accessing a vein in the arm or leg. This vein is then connected through tubing to the hemodialyzer, which draws the blood from the body and passes it through a series of filters to remove wastes, chemicals and extra fluid that have built up in the body.)
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