Definition of alkalosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌalkəˈlōsəs/


An excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues that may cause weakness or cramps.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: al·ka·lo·sis

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