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adjective adulterine, artificiosus, assumed, casuistic, concocted, deceptive, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, forged, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, imitative, man-made, not natural, simulated, simulative, spurious, superficial, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal
Associated concepts: artificial boundaries, artificial ingrediints, artificial monuments, artificial person, artificial pond, artificial presumption, artificial watercourse
See also: bogus, deceptive, disingenuous, false, fictitious, histrionic, imitation, inflated, meretricious, orotund, pretentious, specious, spurious, synthetic

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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One component of the new artificial kidney is a silicon nanofilter to remove toxins, salts, some small molecules, and water from the blood.
IAKC is solely involved in the research and development of a fully functional implantable artificial kidney.
are to build a new plant to manufacture artificial kidneys at Toray Medical (Qingdao) Co.
We believe that the Wearable Artificial Kidney will not only reduce the mortality and misery of dialysis patients, but will also result in significant reduction in the cost of providing viable health care," said Dr Victor Gura, who heads the US team at the University of California at Los Angeles.
The artificial kidney is actually a miniature dialysis machine which can be worn by patients, according to new research to be published soon in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Kolff developed the first successful artificial kidney in 1945 by saving the first patient.
Asahi Kasei to triple output of artificial kidney devices
In effect, it is an artificial kidney and its work, done on average three times a week, keeps the patient alive and in tolerably good health.
This is first time, he says, that an artificial kidney fashioned from cells and biocompatible materials has produced what seems to be urine.
Hemodialysis requires that the patient be connected to an artificial kidney machine three times per week, for approximately four hours per session.
In hemodialysis, an artificial kidney (hemodialyzer) is used to get waste and extra chemicals and fluid out of your blood.

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