acid-base balance

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acid-base balance n.
The state that exists when acidic and basic ions in solution neutralize each other.

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acid-base balance

noun
(physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body; "with a normal acid-base balance in the body the blood is slightly alkaline" [syn: acid-base equilibrium
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