Acidosis meaning

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An abnormal increase in the acidity of the body's fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.
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An abnormal condition in the body, often due to faulty metabolism in which excessive acid, or a loss of alkali, lowers the pH of the blood and tissue.
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Abnormally high acidity of the blood and body tissues caused by a deficiency of bicarbonates or an excess of acids other than carbonic acid. It can result from any of various acute or chronic disorders or from the ingestion of certain drugs and toxins.
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Abnormally high acidity of the blood and body tissues caused by an excess of carbon dioxide due to hypoventilation.
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(pathology) An abnormally increased acidity of the blood.
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Origin of acidosis

  • From acid +‎ -osis

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