Definition of Acidosis

1. Noun. Abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues.




Definition of Acidosis

1. Noun. (pathology) An abnormally increased acidity of the blood. ¹

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Definition of Acidosis

1. an abnormal condition of the blood [n -DOSES] : ACIDOTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Acidosis

1. A metabolic condition, characterised by an increase in hydrogen ion concentration, that occurs when the body is no longer able to buffer free hydrogen ions in the blood, resluting from either the accumulation of acid or depletion of the alkaline reserve (bicarbonate) in the blood and body tissues. This usually causes the pH of the blood to drop (and become more acidic). Compare: alkalosis. (10 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acidosis

acidophil cell
acidophil granule
acidophile
acidophiles
acidophilic
acidophilic leukocyte
acidophilous
acidophils
acidophilus milk
acidophyte
acidophytes
acidopore
acidopores
acidoses
acidosis (current term)
acidosteophyte
acidosteophytes
acidotic
acidotically
acidproof
acids
acidulant
acidulants
acidulate
acidulated
acidulated phosphate fluoride
acidulates
acidulating
acidulation

Literary usage of Acidosis

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1. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"CHAPTER XVII acidosis acidosis may be considered as a condition brought about by the ... Such an acidosis may occur in diabetes mellitus, in certain kidney ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1917)
"THIS afternoon, gentlemen, I propose to show you 3 cases illustrative of the condition of acidosis. The cases themselves need occupy but little of our time, ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"Observations on the relation of acidosis to anaesthesia. Surg., Gynec. ... The phenomena of acidosis and its dominating influence in surgery. ..."

4. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"acidosis is an important consideration in alimentary tract disturbances of ... In adults we must keep the possibility of the occurrence of acidosis in mind ..."

5. Handbook of therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1920)
"A possible recurrent acidosis must be considered; hence the diet of a young ... acidosis IN CHILDREN It seems unprofitable to discuss theories of the cause ..."

6. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Renal acidosis.—Light grades of chronic nephritis, with normal phenol-s-phthalein output, usually show little or no acidosis. In severer grades, the kidneys ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The accumulation of these organic acids in the body is called acidosis; ... In marked acidosis, acetone is given off in the breath, giving rise to the ..."

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