Definition of acidosis in English:

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acidosis

Pronunciation: /ˌasəˈdōsəs/

noun

Medicine
An excessively acid condition of the body fluids or tissues.
Example sentences
  • Illnesses include ailments resulting from mineral deposition caused by acidosis, arthritis, and arteriosclerosis.
  • She had the respiratory distress and metabolic acidosis of severe malaria, and needed blood urgently.
  • Lactic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes can complicate this disease.

Derivatives

acidotic

Pronunciation: /-ˈdätik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Patients with severe falciparum malaria are acidotic and compensate by hyperventilation.
  • At age 26 months he was referred to the department of gastroenterology, and by then was severely malnourished, hypokalaemic, and acidotic.
  • Peripheral rewarming can be associated with shock, acidosis and hyperkalemia when cold, acidotic peripheral blood is returned centrally.

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Syllabification: ac·i·do·sis

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