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The amount of heat which warms 1 g water from 14.5 to 15.5° C.

Gas which is produced during metabolism of the cells and is expired via the lungs. In pulmonary dysfunction its accumulation in the blood results in so-called acidosis.

"A branch of internal medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment, prophylaxis and rehabilitation of heart or circulatory related illnesses."

Metabolism of breakdown of energy stores and protein.

Hollow fibres.

"The balance of the inflow and outflow of funds."

Derivates which serve to secure cash flow in connection with already balanced assets and debts or future transactions.

The cash-to-cash cycle describes the time necessary to convert payments to suppliers into cash income from customers.

Is a flexible plastic tube for insertion into a body cavity used to allow the passage of fluids.

An antibiotic.

"Use of special substances to inhibit the growth of pathogens and tumor cells in the organism."

"Treatment of malfunctions of the locomotor apparatus using the hands to manipulate the affected area."

Is the slow and progressive loss of kidney function over several years, resulting in permanent kidney failure. People with permanent kidney failure need dialysis or a kidney transplant to replace the work of the diseased kidneys.

Means less than 10% of kidney function.

Lasting impairment of kidney functions.

Is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in your muscles. Your physician can test your creatinine clearance and check how efficiently the kidneys remove creatinine. Low creatinine clearance indicates impaired kidney function.

"The credit rating describes the creditworthiness and ability of a debtor to repay his debts."

Solution of colloids with high water-binding properties used for plasma volume replacement.

Substances which are present in a solution in a very fine, microscopically indiscernible distribution but which are not in fact dissolved molecularly (protein, dextran).

Pressure exerted by colloids with high water-binding properties on a membrane which they cannot pass through.

In pharmacy compatibility indicates that two or more substances or fluids can be mixed without problems.