respiratory acidosis

noun

Medical Definition of respiratory acidosis

: acidosis that is caused by excessive retention of carbon dioxide due to a respiratory abnormality (as obstructive lung disease)

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“Respiratory acidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/respiratory%20acidosis. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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