One Monday we covered a very famous stretch reflex, the myotatic reflex. Today I want to take you to another level of complexity with the flexor withdrawal/crossed extensor thrust reflex (that’s a mouthful!). The flexor withdrawal/crossed extensor thrust reflex is another spinal reflex, but instead of involving only two neurons and one muscle, it involves . . .
#RenalCareIndia http://renalcareindia.org/pd.aspx In peritoneal dialysis, dialysis fluid (called dialysate) is infused into the abdominal cavity (called the peritoneal cavity) through a catheter. The fluid is held (dwells) within the abdomen for a prescribed period of time; this is called a dwell. The lining of the abdomen (the peritoneum) acts as a membrane to allow excess fluids and waste products to pass from the bloodstream into the dialysate.