Ultrafiltration

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In biology and medicine, ultrafiltration is "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)."[1]

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  1. Anonymous (2015), Ultrafiltration (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.