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Dialysis - Glossary

Last Updated on Oct 11, 2019
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Glossary

Dialysis: Process of removing toxic substances from the blood when kidney function is impaired.

Nephron: Functional unit of kidney.
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Renal: Pertaining to kidney.

Necrosis: Destruction and death of body tissue.

Nausea: Feeling of sickness.

Blood Pressure: Force exerted by blood against blood vessel wall.

Hypertension: Above normal blood pressure.

Hypotension: Below normal blood pressure.

Dehydration: Loss of water from the body.

Overhydration: Excess of water in the body.

Proteinuria: Abnormal quantities of protein in the urine.

Albuminuria: Presence of protein [albumin] in the urine.

Hypoalbuminaemia: Inadequate amount of protein in the blood.

Hyperlipidaemia: Excessive amount of fat in the blood.

Hyperkalaemia: Excessive amount of potassium in the blood.

Hypokalaemia: Inadequate amount of potassium in the blood.

Hypermagnesimia: Excessive amount of magnesium in the blood.

Erythropoietin or EPO: A hormone or chemical substance secreted in the kidneys that stimulates the bones to make red blood cells Red blood cells contain hemoglobin that carries oxygen to cells of the body.

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My husband is On dialysis machine for 5hours 3 days out the week an every time he is On he complains about his head hurt really bad like it is about to explode. My question is why is it whn he gets off he is have these severe headache. He is On blood presure medication an takes thm like he is suppose to an all he other medication too but still has the severe headaches an he dont understand why he b having thm now they hav gotton to the point that whn he is On the machine his head hurts an he wont sit the whole session any more. Please help us understand why this is happening. Thank you!

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