Definition of alkalosis in English:


Line breaks: al¦kal|osis
Pronunciation: /ˌalkəˈləʊsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • An excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues, which may cause weakness or cramp.
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    • 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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