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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.