alkalosis
noun Date: 1911 an abnormal condition of increased alkalinity of the blood and tissues • alkalotic adjective

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  • alkalosis — n. 1. abnormally high alkalinity in the blood and other body fluids. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkalosis — [al΄kə lō′sis] n. pl. alkaloses [al΄kə lō′sēz΄] [ ALKAL(I) + OSIS] an abnormal condition in the body, often due to faulty metabolism, in which excessive alkali, or a loss of acid, raises the pH of the blood and tissue: cf. ACIDOSIS alkalotic… …   English World dictionary

  • Alkalosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|E|87|3|e|70 ICD9 = ICD9|276.3 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D000471 Alkalosis refers to a condition reducing hydrogen ion concentration… …   Wikipedia

  • Alkalosis — A dangerous decrease in the normal acidity of the blood. There is too much base in the blood and body. This is a distinctly abnormal condition. It results from the accumulation of base or the depletion of acid. The pH of the alkalotic body… …   Medical dictionary

  • alkalosis — alkalotic /al keuh lot ik/, adj. /al keuh loh sis/, n. Pathol. a condition of the blood and other body fluids in which the bicarbonate concentration is above normal, tending toward alkalemia. [1910 15; ALKAL(I) + OSIS] * * * ▪ pathology… …   Universalium

  • alkalosis — n. a condition in which the alkalinity of body fluids and tissues is abnormally high. This arises because of a failure of the mechanisms that usually maintain a balance between alkalis and acids in the arterial blood (see acid base balance).… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • alkalosis — noun An abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood …   Wiktionary

  • alkalosis — n. abnormally high level of alkaloids in the blood and tissue (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkalosis — [ˌalkə ləʊsɪs] noun Medicine an excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues, which may cause weakness or cramp …   English new terms dictionary

  • alkalosis — al·ka·lo·sis …   English syllables

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