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alkalosis

noun al·ka·lo·sis \ˌal-kə-ˈlō-səs\

Definition of alkalosis

  1. :  an abnormal condition of increased alkalinity of the blood and tissues

alkalotic

play \-ˈlä-tik\ adjective


1911

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1911


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alkalosis

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noun al·ka·lo·sis \ˌal-kə-ˈlō-səs\

Medical Definition of alkalosis

plural

alkaloses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  an abnormal condition of increased alkalinity of the blood and tissues—compare acidosis, ketosis




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