Definition of artificial kidney in English:

artificial kidney

Line breaks: arti|fi¦cial kid¦ney

noun

  • A machine or other mechanical device which performs the functions of the human kidney.
    More 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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