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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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The novel artificial kidney under development uses microchip filters and living kidney cells powered by a patient's own heart.
This article, co-authored by a nephrologist and a nephrology nurse from Peter Bent Brigham, described the rotating drum artificial kidney, indications for its use, and the nurses' role in general and during dialysis.
A wearable artificial kidney for patients with end-stage renal disease.
Gura spoke about why he invented the artificial kidney, the science behind how it works, what they have learned since completing the first human trials, and its future direction.
A surgically implantable, artificial kidney could be a promising alternative to kidney transplantation or dialysis for people with end stage renal disease (ESRD).
An implantable artificial kidney is considered the “holy grail” of medical devices.
The statement added that Pele was continuing to undergo hemodialysis, a procedure that involves filtering a patient's blood through an artificial kidney that cleans it before returning it to the body.
Six tenders for the supply of (a) artificial kidney requisites for children, (b) a stones crusher instrument by means of pneumatic pressure, (c) a video aided eye dropper instrument, (d) 18 artificial kidney washing chairs, (e) a highly efficient kidney washing chair, also (f) an ultrasonic waves instrument for artificial kidney work.
The State Hospital of Artificial Kidney is also facing the same problem, 5 of 12 hemodialysis machines are out of order and need repairs, the Ministry of Health said.
He added that the 74th conference will also discuss subjects related to the central drug registry and standardized purchase, pharmaceuticals and supplies of oral and dental care, hospital supplies, artificial kidney, supplies of medical laboratories, blood transfusion services, supplies of cardiovascular surgery, interventional radiology, orthopedic and spine surgery supplies, medical rehabilitation.
The plant will manufacture TORAYLIGHTTM NV, a polysulphone membrane artificial kidney, which was launched in Japan in April 2011.

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