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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
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin; see acid, -osis
Related forms
acidotic
[as-i-dot-ik] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acidotic

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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acidotic 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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Encyclopedia Article for acidotic

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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