metabolic acidosis

noun

Medical Definition of metabolic acidosis

: acidosis resulting from excess acid due to abnormal metabolism, excessive acid intake, or renal retention or from excessive loss of bicarbonate (as in diarrhea)

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“Metabolic acidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metabolic%20acidosis. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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