(pathology) An abnormally increased acidity of the blood.
An abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood.
abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body fluids.
abnormally high alkalinity in the blood and other body fluids.
abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
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 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).