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In medicine, renal dialysis is a method for removing waste such as urea from the blood when the kidneys are incapable of this (i.e. in renal failure).

In acute renal failure, (renal) dialysis is generally initiated when the renal function has deteriorated to an extent that it is threatening the body's physiology.

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