acidotic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acidotic - having or being characterized by acidosisacidotic - having or being characterized by acidosis
References in periodicals archive ?
The most common sign of ARF was acidotic breathing and of CRF was pallor and fluid over load.
The results suggest that the sclerotic subchondral bone intra-cellular environment might be more hypoxic and acidotic compared with the non-sclerotic subchondral bone.
The baby was profoundly acidotic and asphyxiated and died 10 months later.
19] Other comorbidities, directly or indirectly related to SAM, were also noted, for example: lethargy, hyponatraemia and hypokalaemia, dehydration, deep acidotic breathing, anaemia and pyrexia, herbal intoxication, presence of diarrhoea, burns and other congenital dysfunctions commonly reported by the doctors in each hospital.
Unlike ischaemic priapism, the cavernous blood gases in non-ischaemic priapism are not hypoxic, hypercapnic, or acidotic.
Neither became acidotic or uremic, and neither required dialysis during the study period.
Although efforts to manage intra-partum fetal heart rate tracings focus largely on attempting to better predict who is at greatest risk for acidemia, it is important and worthwhile that we also attempt to determine whether a fetus with a category II tracing is not acidotic.
Both the consumption of vegetable proteins and the careful metabolic control of the disease contribute to ameliorate these functional kidney modifications, presumably via the improvement of the acidotic state associated with high animal protein dietary intake and uncontrolled diabetes.
2] In such acidotic states, extracellular protons provoke the pain by opening excitatory cation channels in nociceptors.
Neonates are in a physiological acidotic state with baseline bicarbonate concentrations of 18-20 mmol/L (24-26 mmol/L in adults).
The arguments against its use are that such a therapy causes hypercapnia and exerts negative effect on intracellular pH (causing it to become more acidotic paradoxically), it does not improve cardiovascular parameters, it may decrease the ionized calcium levels, and there is no improvement in the outcome of the patients treated with bicarbonate.
Failure to maintain cellular functioning because of lack of energy creates an acidotic environment, which leads to serious consequences (Bouzat et al.