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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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More than half of the demand for dialysis machines and artificial kidneys in the Chinese market is currently met through imports.
These solutions included, in addition to the artificial kidney, Europe's first blood bank, oxygenators and an artificial heart.
Two years later, in the same hospital, Kolff demonstrated that his artificial kidney machine could temporarily substitute for the human kidney.
The improved sealing capability of polyurethane access grafts is especially important, as AV access grafts must be punctured in two places three times each week with large gauge needles to withdraw and replace blood cycled through an artificial kidney machine.
Along with Roy at UCSF and Fissell at Vanderbilt, a national team of scientists and engineers at universities and small businesses are working toward making the implantable artificial kidney available to patients.
This is first time, he says, that an artificial kidney fashioned from cells and biocompatible materials has produced what seems to be urine.
About 200,000 suffer chronic kidney failure and need an artificial kidney machine to live.
To calculate the market size, we consider revenue generated from the sale of artificial kidney, artificial heart, artificial pancreas, and cochlear implants.
Dialysis is a treatment that works like an artificial kidney by eliminating waste and excess water from the body.
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A Wearable Artificial Kidney for dialysis patients is being developed by American scientists.
Looking further ahead, scientists are attempting to create artificial kidney tissues.
8 billion over five years will allow VA to continue to invest in such innovative programs as a wearable artificial kidney, home dialysis and expanding access through stand-alone clinics.

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