acidosis

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acidosis resulting from reduced gas exchange in the lungs (as in emphysema or pneumonia); excess carbon dioxide combines with water to form carbonic acid which increases the acidity of the blood carbon dioxide acidosis , respiratory acidosis
acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus diabetic acidosis , ketoacidosis
acidosis and bicarbonate concentration in the body fluids resulting either from the accumulation of acids or the abnormal loss of bases from the body (as in diarrhea or renal disease) metabolic acidosis
alkalosis resulting from increased gas exchange in the lungs (as in hyperventilation associated with extreme anxiety or aspirin intoxication or metabolic acidosis) respiratory alkalosis
acidosis in which the acidity results from lack of food which leads to fat catabolism which in turn releases acidic ketone bodies starvation acidosis
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