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Meaning of ACIDOSIS

Pronunciation:  `asi'dowsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
 

ACIDOSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: carbon dioxide acidosis, diabetic acidosis, ketoacidosis, metabolic acidosis, pathology, respiratory acidosis, starvation acidosis

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Too much acid in the body. For a person with diabetes, this can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A metabolic illness that occurs when the body's ability to buffer free hydrogen ions in the blood is compromised, which usually causes the pH of the blood to drop (the blood gets more acidic). Compare alkalosis.
 

 

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