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acidosis

[as-i-doh-sis] /ˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.
Origin of acidosis
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin; see acid, -osis
Related forms
acidotic
[as-i-dot-ik] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • acidosis is a form of intoxication due to the retention of these toxic acids in the body.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • As the sarco-lactic acid liberated in the muscles is not oxygenated a condition of acidosis ensues.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Evidently the acidosis fad is to be overworked as was the old uric acid diathesis, of unsavory memory.

  • When acidosis becomes extreme, the diabetic patient is apt at any time to succumb to the dreaded diabetic coma.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • Cause of acidosis is believed to be an impairment of metabolism, especially in regard to the fats.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • acidosis may develop in typhoid fever patients and must be guarded against.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • The behavior of the fat in the body should be carefully watched and the amount reduced at the first evidence of acidosis.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
British Dictionary definitions for acidosis

acidosis

/ˌæsɪˈdəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
Derived Forms
acidotic (ˌæsɪˈdɒtɪk) adjective
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acidosis in Medicine

acidosis ac·i·do·sis (ās'ĭ-dō'sĭs)
n. pl. ac·i·do·ses (-sēz')
An abnormal increase in the acidity of body fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.


ac'i·dot'ic (-dŏt'ĭk) adj.
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