alkalosis

noun al·ka·lo·sis \ ˌal-kə-ˈlō-səs \

Definition of alkalosis

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

alkalotic

play \-ˈlä-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of alkalosis

1911


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alkalosis

noun al·ka·lo·sis \ ˌal-kə-ˈlō-səs \

medical Definition of alkalosis

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

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