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alkaline

 [al´kah-līn]
1. having the reactions of an alkali.
2. having a pH greater than 7.0.
alkaline phosphatase an enzyme localized on cell membranes that hydrolyzes phosphate esters liberating inorganic phosphate and has an optimal pH of about 10.0. Serum alkaline phosphatase activity is elevated in hepatobiliary disease, especially in obstructive jaundice, and in bone diseases with increased osteoblastic activity such as hyperparathyroidism, osteitis deformans, and bone cancer. The liver and bone tissue each produce a distinct isoenzyme.

al·ka·line

(al'kă-līn),
Relating to or having the reaction of an alkali.

alkaline

/al·ka·line/ (al´kah-līn) (-lin)
1. having the reactions of an alkali.
2. having a pH greater than 7.0.

al·ka·line

(al'kă-lin)
Relating to or having the reaction of an alkali.

alkaline

having the properties of or containing an ALKALI.

Alkaline

A solution is considered alkaline if it contains fewer hydrogen atoms than pure water.
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al·ka·line

(al'kă-lin)
Relating to or having the reaction of an alkali.

alkaline (al´kəlin),

adj having the reductions of an alkali. A pH level of 7.1 to 14 designates an alkaline solution. See also basic.
alkaline diet,
alkaline phosphatase,
n an enzyme present in bone, the kidneys, the intestines, plasma, and teeth. It may be elevated in the serum in some diseases associated with disturbances in bone, liver, or other tissues.
alkaline reserve,

alkaline

having the reactions of an alkali.

alkaline incompatibilities
a basic chemical fact that acids and alkalis react together so that the mixing of them in medications is likely to render the medicine ineffective. The phenomenon is utilized in the treatment of poisoning when the objective is to combat the effects of an ingested substance.
alkaline phosphatase
a nonspecific enzyme localized on cell membranes that hydrolyzes phosphate esters liberating inorganic phosphate and has an optimal pH of about 9.5. Serum alkaline phosphatase activity is elevated in hepatobiliary disease, especially in obstructive jaundice, and in bone diseases with increased osteoblastic activity such as hyperparathyroidism, osteitis deformans and bone cancer. The liver and bone tissue each produce a distinct isoenzyme. Called also AP, alkaline phosphomonoesterase, glycerophosphatase.
alkaline picrate test
a technique for estimating urine creatinine levels.
alkaline tide
see postprandial alkaline tide.
alkaline urine
the urine of carnivores is acidic, that of herbivores is alkaline. The presence of an alkaline urine in a carnivore, provided the sample is fresh and uncontaminated, is an indication that the patient is alkalotic, but urine findings must always be interpreted with caution.