alkalosis

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al·ka·lo·sis

 (ăl′kə-lō′sĭs)
n.
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.

alkalosis

(ˌælkəˈləʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) an abnormal increase in the alkalinity of the blood and extracellular fluids

al•ka•lo•sis

(ˌæl kəˈloʊ sɪs)

n.
a condition of the blood and other body fluids in which the bicarbonate concentration is above normal, tending toward alkalinity.
[1910–15]
al`ka•lot′ic (-ˈlɒt ɪk) adj.

alkalosis

a condition in which the alkali content or reserve of the body is above normal.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alkalosis - abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissuesalkalosis - 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
Translations

al·ka·lo·sis

n. alcalosis, trastorno patológico en el balance acidobásico del organismo.

alkalosis

n alcalosis f
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