acidosis

noun
ac·​i·​do·​sis | \ ˌa-sə-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce acidosis (audio) \

Definition of acidosis

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

Other Words from acidosis

acidotic \ ˌa-​sə-​ˈdä-​tik How to pronounce acidosis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of acidosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pimples pop, pupils dilate, tendons tauten, and breathing gets so shallow that people fall into respiratory acidosis. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 20 Apr. 2022 Chappell was diagnosed with metabolic acidosis, which is when there's too much acid in the body. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 19 Dec. 2021 Chappell was diagnosed with metabolic acidosis, which is when there's too much acid in the body. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 19 Dec. 2021 Chappell was diagnosed with metabolic acidosis, which is when there's too much acid in the body. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 19 Dec. 2021 Chappell was diagnosed with metabolic acidosis, which is when there's too much acid in the body. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 19 Dec. 2021 While fatigue isn’t well understood, the negative consequences of anaerobic training can include acidosis, leaky calcium channels, depolarization, and inorganic phosphate accumulation, among others. Outside Online, 17 July 2020 Chappell was diagnosed with metabolic acidosis, which is when there's too much acid in the body. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 19 Dec. 2021 Physicians and historians of medicine have long bickered over a differential diagnosis of Tiny Tim’s unspecified illness, with guesses ranging from cerebral palsy to rickets to renal tubal acidosis. Natalie Shure, The New Republic, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of acidosis

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acidosis

borrowed from German Acidose (now Azidose), from New Latin acidum acid entry 1 + German -ose -osis

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“Acidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acidosis. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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acidosis

noun
ac·​i·​do·​sis | \ ˌas-ə-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce acidosis (audio) \
plural acidoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce acidosis (audio) \

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 sense 1

Other Words from acidosis

acidotic \ -​ˈdät-​ik How to pronounce acidosis (audio) \ adjective

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