peritoneal dialysis

peritoneal dialysis

peritoneal dialysis noun

  1. a technique of dialysis used when haemodialysis is inappropriate; it makes use of the peritoneum as an autogenous semipermeable membrane

peritoneal dialysis in Medicine peritoneal dialysis n.

  1. The removal of soluble substances and water from the body by transfer across the peritoneum, utilizing a solution which is intermittently introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity.

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