noun[mass noun] Medicine
An excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues, which may cause weakness or cramp.
- These data suggest that hypocapnic but not metabolic alkalosis impairs alveolar fluid reabsorption.
- Serious complications include systemic hypokalemic alkalosis, leading to cardiac arrhythmias, renal damage, and seizures.
- When this occurs, it may result in a state of alkalosis which can cause conditions from weakness and fatigue to headaches and anxiety.
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