noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(med) the filtering of circulating blood through a semipermeable membrane in an apparatus (haemodialyser or artificial kidney) to remove waste products: performed in cases of kidney failure Also called extracorporeal dialysis See also dialysis, artificial kidney
/ˌhiːməˈflædʒəˌleɪt; ˌhɛm-/ noun 1. a flagellate protozoan, such as a trypanosome, that is parasitic in the blood
/ˌhiːməʊˈɡləʊbɪn; ˌhɛm-/ noun 1. a conjugated protein, consisting of haem and the protein globin, that gives red blood cells their characteristic colour. It combines reversibly with oxygen and is thus very important in the transportation of oxygen to tissues See also oxyhaemoglobin n. see hemoglobin; also see æ.
/ˌhiːməʊɡləʊbɪˈnɒmɪtə/ noun 1. an instrument used to determine the haemoglobin content of blood
/ˌhiːməʊɡləʊbɪˈnjʊərɪə; ˌhɛm-/ noun 1. (pathol) the presence of haemoglobin in the urine