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acidosis

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noun ac·i·do·sis \ˌa-sə-ˈdō-səs\

Definition of acidosis

  1. :  an abnormal condition characterized by reduced alkalinity of the blood and of the body tissues

ac·i·dot·icplay \-ˈdä-tik\ adjective


Origin of acidosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1900


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acidosis

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noun ac·i·do·sis \ˌas-ə-ˈdō-səs\

Medical Definition of acidosis

plural ac·i·do·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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

  2. ac·i·dot·ic \-ˈdät-ik\play adjective




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