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Descriptor English: Ultrafiltration
Descriptor Spanish: Ultrafiltración
Descriptor Portuguese: Ultrafiltração
Descriptor French: Ultrafiltration
Tree number(s): E04.292.975
E05.196.454.807
G01.280.807
G02.263.807
SP4.021.202.133.709.640
SP4.031.100.200.292.718.344.070
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014462
Scope note: The separation of particles from a suspension by passage through a filter with very fine pores. In ultrafiltration the separation is accomplished by convective transport; in DIALYSIS separation relies instead upon differential diffusion. Ultrafiltration occurs naturally and is a laboratory procedure. Artificial ultrafiltration of the blood is referred to as HEMOFILTRATION or HEMODIAFILTRATION (if combined with HEMODIALYSIS).
Annotation: NIM; ultrafilt of blood is indexed under HEMOFILTRATION or HEMODIAFILTRATION if combined with hemodialysis
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Filtration (1970-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73
Related: Hemofiltration MeSH
Micropore Filters MeSH
DeCS ID: 23497
Unique ID: D014462
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Ultrafiltration - Preferred
Concept UI M0022232
Scope note The separation of particles from a suspension by passage through a filter with very fine pores. In ultrafiltration the separation is accomplished by convective transport; in DIALYSIS separation relies instead upon differential diffusion. Ultrafiltration occurs naturally and is a laboratory procedure. Artificial ultrafiltration of the blood is referred to as HEMOFILTRATION or HEMODIAFILTRATION (if combined with HEMODIALYSIS).
Preferred term Ultrafiltration



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