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The purpose of the kidney is to regulate the water content in the body/ blood and remove any
waste products such as toxins, once the urine- the waste product containing urea and excess salts- is
formed, it passes from the kidney through the ureters to the bladder, where it's stored before
being passed out of the body through the urethra.…read more

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other diseases and there is an increased risk
of infection
Dialysate- the material that passes through a membrane during dialysis
1. The dialysis machine, the person's blood flows around a selectively permeable membrane,
surrounded by dialysate.
2. The barrier is permeable to things like ions and waste substances, but not to bigger
molecules such as proteins and amino acids; just like the membrane in the kidneys.
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