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Acidosis vs. Alkalosis

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Acidosisnoun

(pathology) An abnormally increased acidity of the blood.

Alkalosisnoun

An abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood.

Acidosisnoun

abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body fluids.

Alkalosisnoun

abnormally high alkalinity in the blood and other body fluids.

Acidosisnoun

abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues

Alkalosisnoun

abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues

Acidosis

Acidosis is a process causing increased acidity in the blood and other body tissues (i.e., an increase in hydrogen ion concentration). If not further qualified, it usually refers to acidity of the blood plasma.

Alkalosis

Alkalosis is the result of a process reducing hydrogen ion concentration of arterial blood plasma (alkalemia). In contrast to acidemia (serum pH 7.35 or lower), alkalemia occurs when the serum pH is higher than normal (7.45 or higher).

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