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Is a centre that is located away from the main hospital dialysis centre.

Added to.

A tranquilizing drug that depresses the central nervous system e.g. to lessen anxiety.

Partially permeable, e.g. with membranes that means they are permeable for the solvent but not for the dissolved substance.

Blood poisoning.

Blood plasma after removal of the fibrin.

Sugar alcohol.

A small metal mesh tube used as a vascular support to permanently dilate a clogged or constricted vessel.

An artificial, surgically created opening in the body cavity, i.e. an artificial intestinal or urinary outlet.

Literally: Hand craftsmanship, wound procedure; a branch of medicine concerned with diseases of the organs requiring operative treatment.