Medical Dictionary


noun ac·i·do·sis \ˌas-ə-ˈdō-səs\
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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