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

acidotic

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  • The cause of death was a subtle one: neonatal lactic acidosis, a problem brought about by a defect in the mitochondria – microscopic organelles that control the metabolism of individual cells – in her mother's egg.

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Origin and Etymology of acidosis

New Latin


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acidosis

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noun ac·i·do·sis \ˌas-ə-ˈdō-səs\

Medical Definition of acidosis

plural

acidoses

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  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

acidotic

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