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There are currently 6 terms in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Febrile
Body temperature greater than 98.6F or 37.0C.

Fibrin
A whitish filamentous protein formed by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen.

Fill
Term used in peritoneal dialysis to indicate the action of inflow of the fresh dialysate from its container into the peritoneal cavity.

Filtration
Process of a stream of liquid moving through a partition with small holes. Fluid and particles small enough to pass through the partition will, while larger particles will remain.

Fluid Overload
State of the patient when dry weight has not been reached, this can lead to congestive heart failure or pulmonary edema.

Flush
Peritoneal flush or lavage is the "rapid" infusion and drainage of peritoneal dialysis solution with the purpose of removing blood, fibrin, debris or spent dialysate from the peritoneal cavity or catheter. The dwelltime is minimal or non-existent. Or, in terms of the actual exchange procedure itself, to flush is to remove the remaining air from the infusion line into the drainage bag.
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