SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

  • question_answer
    The artificial kidney operates on the principle of:

    A)  Active transport

    B)  diffusion

    C)  Osmosis           

    D)  dialysis

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The artificial kidney operates on the principle of the dialysis of substances through a semipermeable membrane (cellophane). Dialysis is a result of the differences in the concentrations of substances in the blood and in the dialyzing solution, which contains glucose and the principal electrolytes of the blood in nearly physiological concentrations without containing any of the substances that must be removed from the body (urea, creatinine, uric acid, sulfates, phosphates).Proteins, formed elements of the blood, bacteria, and substances with a molecular weight of more than 30,000 do not pass through the membrane. During hemodialysis (that s, the operation of the artificial kidney; the patient's blood is drawn off through a catheter by a pump from the inferior vena cava and passed inside the chambers of cellophane sheets of the dialyzer; these chambers are washed outside by the dialyzing solution, which is supplied by another pump. Partially purified, the blood is returned to one of the surface veins.

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