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Hemodialysis concentrates including:
Acid concentrates
A-concentrate
Acidified concentrated mixture of salts that, when diluted with dialysis water and bicarbonate concentrate, yields dialysis fluid for use in dialysis
Note 1 to entry: The term “acid” refers to the small amount of acid (for example, acetic acid or citric acid) that is included in the concentrate.
Note 2 to entry: Acid concentrate may contain glucose.
Note 3 to entry: Acid concentrate may be in the form of a liquid, a dry powder, other highly concentrated media, or some combination of these forms.
Bicarbonate concentrates
B-concentrate
Concentrated preparation of sodium bicarbonate that, when diluted with dialysis water and acid concentrate, makes dialysis fluid used for dialysis
Note 1 to entry: Sodium bicarbonate is also known as sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Note 2 to entry: Some bicarbonate concentrates also contain sodium chloride.
Note 3 to entry: Bicarbonate concentrate may be in the form of a liquid or a dry powder.
Note 4 to entry: Dry sodium bicarbonate, without added sodium chloride, is also used in concentrate generators to produce a concentrated solution of sodium bicarbonate used by the dialysis machine to make dialysis fluid.
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