Definition of acidosis in English:


Line breaks: acid|osis
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪˈdəʊsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • An excessively acid condition of the body fluids or tissues.
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈdɒtɪk/
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  • 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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