The hollow fiber hemodialyzer

A dialysis machine removes water and waste metabolites from the blood. In one such system, the hollow fiber hemodialyzer, blood from the artery flows through the insides of a bundle of hollow cellulose acetate fibers and dialyzing fluid,. Water and dissolved salts flow on the outside of the fibers. Water and waste metabolites
principally urea, creatinine, uric acid, and phosphate ions pass through the fiber walls into the dialyzing fluid,a nd the purified blood is returned to a vein. A patient is undergoing dialysis, with the dialyzing fluid mass flow rate set to

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