alkalosis

noun

al·​ka·​lo·​sis ˌal-kə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce alkalosis (audio)
: an abnormal condition of increased alkalinity of the blood and tissues
alkalotic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkalosis was in 1911

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“Alkalosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkalosis. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

alkalosis

noun
al·​ka·​lo·​sis ˌal-kə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce alkalosis (audio)
plural alkaloses -ˌsēz How to pronounce alkalosis (audio)
: an abnormal condition of increased alkalinity of the blood and tissues compare acidosis, ketosis

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