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ac·i·do·sis

 (ăs′ĭ-dō′sĭs)
n.
1. Abnormally high acidity of the blood and body tissues caused by a deficiency of bicarbonates or an excess of acids other than carbonic acid. It can result from any of various acute or chronic disorders or from the ingestion of certain drugs and toxins. Also called metabolic acidosis.
2. Abnormally high acidity of the blood and body tissues caused by an excess of carbon dioxide due to hypoventilation. Also called respiratory acidosis.

ac′i·dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.

acidosis

(ˌæsɪˈdəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
acidotic adj

ac•i•do•sis

(ˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs)

n.
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.
[1900]
ac`i•dot′ic (-ˈdɒt ɪk) adj.

acidosis

Medicine. a condition of the blood in which the alkali reserve is lower than normal. Also called acid intoxication, autointoxication.acidotic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
a condition of the blood in which the alkali reserve is lower than normal. Also called acid intoxication, autointoxication. — acidotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acidosis - abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissuesacidosis - abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
diabetic acidosis, ketoacidosis - acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus
metabolic acidosis - 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)
carbon dioxide acidosis, respiratory acidosis - 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
starvation acidosis - acidosis in which the acidity results from lack of food which leads to fat catabolism which in turn releases acidic ketone bodies
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations
AcidosisAzidose
asidoosihappomyrkytys
acidosis
アシドーシス酸性症
산성증
acidosis

ac·i·do·sis

n. acidosis, exceso de acidez en la sangre y los tejidos del cuerpo;
diabetic ______ diabética;
metabolic ______ metabólica.
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