Gorbatkin, Steven M. Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Last reviewed:April 2022
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A procedure used to remove toxins, fluids, and other substances from the body when the kidneys are unable to handle this removal naturally. In the medical field, medical dialysis is simply referred to as dialysis. The removal of toxins, fluids, and other substances from the body is necessary for survival, so dialysis is a lifesaving medical procedure (Fig. 1). See also: Kidney; Toxin
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