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The kidneys' main function is to remove toxic waste products from

the blood. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, these waste products accumulate and may threaten life. Hemodialysis is a process that performs the same filtration function (see the figure). In hemodialysis, the patient's blood circulates through a long tube of cellophane membrane suspended in an isotonic solution and then returns to the patient's vein. The cellophane membrane retains the large particles (for example, proteins) but allows the small ones, including the toxic wastes, to pass through. In this way, dialysis removes wastes from the blood. explain why it is important that the solution is isotonic for NaCl, glucose, KCl, and NaHCO3? Has dialysis technology changed greatly since it was invented in the 1940s. 

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