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Main Entry: di·al·y·sis
Pronunciation: dimacr-primarystressal-schwa-sschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -y·ses /-secondarystresssemacronz/
1 : the separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes; especially : such a separation of colloids from soluble substances
2 : either of two medical procedures to remove wastes or toxins from the blood and adjust fluid and electrolyte imbalances by utilizing rates at which substances diffuse through a semipermeable membrane: a : the process of removing blood from an artery (as of a kidney patient), purifying it by dialysis, adding vital substances, and returning it to a vein -- called also hemodialysis b : a procedure performed in the peritoneal cavity in which the peritoneum acts as the semipermeable membrane -- called also peritoneal dialysis
- di·a·lyt·ic /secondarystressdimacr-schwa-primarystresslit-ik/ adjective

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