alkalosis

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al·ka·lo·sis

(al-kă-lō'sis), Do not confuse this word with ankylosis.
A state characterized by a decrease in the hydrogen ion concentration of arterial blood below the normal level, 40 nmol/L, or pH over 7.4. The condition may be caused by an increase in the concentration of alkaline compounds, or by a decrease in the concentration of acidic compounds or carbon dioxide.

alkalosis

(ăl′kə-lō′sĭs)
n.
1. Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body tissues caused by an excess of bicarbonates, as from an increase in alkali intake, or by or a deficiency of acids other than carbonic acid, as from vomiting. Also called metabolic alkalosis.
2. Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body tissues caused by a deficiency of carbon dioxide due to hyperventilation. Also called respiratory alkalosis.

al′ka·lot′ic (-lŏt′ĭk) adj.

alkalosis

Pathophysiology A clinical state due to either an accumulation of bases or loss of acids–↓ H+, resulting in ↑ pH. See Contraction alkalosis, Metabolic acidosis, Respiratory alkalosis. Cf Acidosis.

al·ka·lo·sis

(al-kă-lō'sis)
A state characterized by a decrease in the hydrogen ion concentration of arterial blood below the normal level, 40 nmol/L, or pH over 7.45. The condition may be caused by H-ion loss or base excess in body fluids (metabolic alkalosis), or caused by CO2 loss due to hyperventilation (respiratory alkalosis).

alkalosis

An abnormal degree of alkalinity of the blood, usually due to loss of acid by prolonged vomiting or to hysterical over-breathing with abnormal loss of carbon dioxide.

alkalosis

the state in which there is excessive body alkalinity.

Alkalosis

A condition of the blood and other body fluids in which bicarbonate levels are higher than normal.
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al·ka·lo·sis

(al-kă-lō'sis) Do not confuse this word with ankylosis.
A state characterized by a decrease in the hydrogen ion concentration of arterial blood below the normal level, 40 nmol/L, or pH over 7.4.