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Related to alkalosis: metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, respiratory alkalosis
1. Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body tissues caused by an excess of bicarbonates, as from an increase in alkali intake, or by or a deficiency of acids other than carbonic acid, as from vomiting. Also called metabolic alkalosis.
2. Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body tissues caused by a deficiency of carbon dioxide due to hyperventilation. Also called respiratory alkalosis.
al′ka·lot′ic (-lŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Medicine) an abnormal increase in the alkalinity of the blood and extracellular fluids
al•ka•lo•sis(ˌæl kəˈloʊ sɪs)
a condition of the blood and other body fluids in which the bicarbonate concentration is above normal, tending toward alkalinity.
al`ka•lot′ic (-ˈlɒt ɪk) adj.
a condition in which the alkali content or reserve of the body is above normal.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||alkalosis - abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues|
metabolic alkalosis - alkalosis resulting from hydrogen-ion loss or excessive intake of alkaline substances
respiratory alkalosis - alkalosis resulting from increased gas exchange in the lungs (as in hyperventilation associated with extreme anxiety or aspirin intoxication or metabolic acidosis)
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
n. alcalosis, trastorno patológico en el balance acidobásico del organismo.