acidosis

[as-i-doh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin; see acid, -osis

acidotic [as-i-dot-ik] , adjective
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acidosis (ˌæsɪˈdəʊsɪs)
 
n
a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
 
acidotic
 
adj

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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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acidosis

abnormally high level of acidity, or low level of alkalinity, in the body fluids, including the blood. There are two primary types of acidosis: respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis. Respiratory acidosis results from inadequate excretion of carbon dioxide from the lungs. This may be caused by severe acute or chronic lung disease, such as pneumonia or emphysema, or by certain medications that suppress respiration in excessive doses, such as general anesthetic agents

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Example sentences
Acidosis is a condition in which there is excessive acid in the body fluids.
Lactic acidosis is when lactic acid builds ups in the bloodstream faster than it can be removed.
Rare reports of lactic acidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition, particularly in people with risk factors for it.
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