acid-base balance

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Noun1.acid-base balance - (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the bodyacid-base balance - (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"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
chemical equilibrium, equilibrium - a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
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It preserves acid-base balance in the body, aids potassium absorption, improves the ability of the blood to move harmful carbon dioxide from tissues out to the lungs and most importantly, supplies the crucial stomach acids required to break down and digest the foods we eat.
However, this measurement may only partly indicate whether the body is having trouble maintaining its acid-base balance or not, because the kidneys are important for eliminating acid in the urine.
Minerals play an important role in body physiology and acid-base balance (Afzaal et al.
The effect of tap water, carbonated water, sodium bicarbonate, and calcium chloride on blood acid-base balance in cockerels subjected to heat stress.
Contract award notice: Open tender for the supply of medical equipment for intensive neonatal care and an acid-base balance analyzer and pediatric videocolonoscope
She clinically improved and her acid-base balance was restored.
In normal acid-base balance, the kidneys extract and catabolize very little of the plasma glutamine, but during acute and chronic acidosis the extraction of glutamine by the kidneys increases significantly.
The acid-base balance of the oceans has been critical in maintaining Earth's habitability and allowing the emergence of early life," according to a study in the journal (http://science.
Acid-Base Balance in Three Theoretical Models of Anaerobic Threshold.
Sodium is also associated with chlorine and bicarbonate in the regulation of acid-base balance of body fluids.