Definition of Alkalosis

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

Specialized synonyms: Metabolic Alkalosis, Respiratory Alkalosis
Generic synonyms: Pathology
Derivative terms: Alkalotic



Definition of Alkalosis

1. Noun. An abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alkalosis

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Medical Definition of Alkalosis

1. A pathologic condition resulting from accumulation of base or from loss of acid without comparable loss of base in the body fluids and characterised by decrease in hydrogen ion concentration (increase in pH). Compare: acidosis. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alkalosis

alkalizate
alkalizateness
alkalization
alkalizations
alkalize
alkalized
alkalizer
alkalizers
alkalizes
alkalizing
alkaloid
alkaloidal
alkaloids
alkalophile
alkaloses
alkalosis (current term)
alkalotic
alkaluria
alkane
alkane 1-monooxygenase
alkane series
alkanediyl
alkanediyls
alkanes
alkanesulfonates
alkanesulfonic acids
alkanet
alkanethiol
alkanethiols
alkanets

Literary usage of Alkalosis

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1. The Principles of Acidosis and Clinical Methods for Its Study by Andrew Watson Sellards (1917)
"In a search for the condition of alkalosis one should be cautious about interpreting ... The occurrence of alkalosis, in the sense of a relative or absolute ..."

2. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Uncompensated Metabolic Acidosis or alkalosis When highly excessive amounts of ... In alkalosis, respirations will be slowed to permit carbon dioxide and ..."

3. Respiration by John Scott Haldane (1922)
"The kidneys and liver were responding quite normally, but to an alkalosis, this alkalosis being produced by the increase (largely masked) of breathing ..."

4. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"alkalosis. — alkalosis is infrequent in Bright's disease unless brought about by an excess intake of sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate as may occur ..."

5. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"For instance, the opposite of respiratory alkalosis can occur when a person ... alkalosis was present in 71 percent of patients with established liver ..."

6. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"With this explanation for the loss of chloride, the attendant alkalosis is more readily accounted for. Loss of acid by sequestration ..."

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