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artificial kidney Line breaks: arti|fi¦cial kid¦ney

Definition of artificial kidney in English:


A machine or other mechanical device which performs the functions of the human kidney.
Example sentences
  • This can require treatment with an artificial kidney until normal function recovers.
  • The aircraft configuration accommodated specialized medical equipment such as an iron lung, orthopedic bed, artificial kidney machine, or infant incubator.
  • His other major innovations include introducing the artificial kidney to America.
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