acidosis


ac·i·do·sis

noun \ˌa-sə-ˈdō-səs\

Definition of ACIDOSIS

:  an abnormal condition characterized by reduced alkalinity of the blood and of the body tissues
ac·i·dot·ic \-ˈdä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ACIDOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1900

ac·i·do·sis

noun \ˌas-ə-ˈdō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ac·i·do·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ACIDOSIS

: an abnormal condition of reduced alkalinity of the blood and tissues that is marked by sickly sweet breath, headache, nausea and vomiting, and visual disturbances and is usually a result of excessive acid production—compare alkalosis, ketosis 1
ac·i·dot·ic \-ˈdät-ik\ adjective

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