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1. Abnormally high acidity of the blood and body tissues caused by a deficiency of bicarbonates or an excess of acids other than carbonic acid. It can result from any of various acute or chronic disorders or from the ingestion of certain drugs and toxins. Also called metabolic acidosis.
2. Abnormally high acidity of the blood and body tissues caused by an excess of carbon dioxide due to hypoventilation. Also called respiratory acidosis.
ac′i·dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
ac•i•do•sis(ˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs)
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.
ac`i•dot′ic (-ˈdɒt ɪk) adj.
Medicine. a condition of the blood in which the alkali reserve is lower than normal. Also called acid intoxication, autointoxication. — acidotic, adj.See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
a condition of the blood in which the alkali reserve is lower than normal. Also called acid intoxication, autointoxication. — acidotic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||acidosis - abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues|
diabetic acidosis, ketoacidosis - acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus
metabolic acidosis - acidosis and bicarbonate concentration in the body fluids resulting either from the accumulation of acids or the abnormal loss of bases from the body (as in diarrhea or renal disease)
carbon dioxide acidosis, respiratory acidosis - acidosis resulting from reduced gas exchange in the lungs (as in emphysema or pneumonia); excess carbon dioxide combines with water to form carbonic acid which increases the acidity of the blood
starvation acidosis - acidosis in which the acidity results from lack of food which leads to fat catabolism which in turn releases acidic ketone bodies
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition