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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