What is hemodialysis?

Also known as: renal dialysis, dialysis.

Hemodialysis is a medical procedure that cleans and filters the body’s blood with a machine that’s sometimes known as an artificial kidney. It’s a procedure that is necessary in the case of kidney failure. The kidneys usually handle the task of cleaning the body’s blood.

Reviewed by: Felix I Ramirez-Seijas, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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