Definition of hemodialysis in US English:

hemodialysis

(British haemodialysis)

noun

Medicine
  • Kidney dialysis.

    • ‘In hemodialysis, a machine is used to take waste products out of the blood.’
    • ‘Together with hemodialysis, medications and diet will round out your treatment plan.’
    • ‘In haemodialysis, blood is taken (via a needle inserted into a blood vessel) through a machine, containing an artificial filter.’
    • ‘For patients with renal insufficiency who are undergoing hemodialysis, administration of all medications should occur after dialysis to avoid premature removal of drugs such as pyrazinamide and cycloserine.’
    • ‘During hemodialysis, your blood flows through a filter in a dialysis machine.’

Pronunciation

hemodialysis

/ˌhiməˌdaɪˈæləsəs//ˌhēməˌdīˈaləsəs/