acid-base equilibrium


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ac·id-base equilibrium

(ăs′ĭd-bās′)
n.
A state of chemical equilibrium that exists when both members of a conjugate acid-base pair are present in solution.
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Noun1.acid-base equilibrium - (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the bodyacid-base equilibrium - (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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Over time, researchers like Henderson, Hasselbalch, Stewart, Siggaard and Andersen, among others have contributed to the basic understanding of acid-base equilibrium.
During resuscitation, Ringer's sodium pyruvate solution can effectively promote blood circulation, mitigate inflammation and maintain acid-base equilibrium, thus decreasing the prognostic mortality rate.

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