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a term loosely applied to sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydroxide, or sodium carbonate.
baking soda sodium bicarbonate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

so·di·um car·bon·ate

used in the treatment of scaly skin diseases; otherwise rarely used in medicine because of its irritant action.
Synonym(s): sal soda, soda, washing soda
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fizzy drink

A UK term of art for a carbonated beverage available for purchase in 170 cc to 2-litre cans or bottles in developed countries as well as the United States, which have been targeted as a major culprit in the rise of obesity worldwide due to generally high sugar content.
A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes
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Salmonella Outbreak Detection Algorithm Epidemiology A CDC program that tracks the ±50,000 clinical isolates of Salmonella serotyped each yr by state health departments–US
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so·di·um car·bon·ate

(sōdē-ŭm kahrbŏ-nāt)
Agent used to treat scaly skin diseases, but rarely used in medicine because of its irritant action.
Synonym(s): soda.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about soda

Q. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda? I am 35 yrs old, diabetic patient. I am working as a steward in a club. As you know that I am charge of the table as a wine steward in a club, my work includes tasting the wine, tea, soda, juices, etc. As a diabetic I find it very difficult to control my temptations. I am not in a situation to resign my job because of my health. But I know the importance of health too. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda?

A. if the tea has an artificial sweetener in it- they are both the same. if it has sugar- then the diet soda. you don't have artificial sweeteners over there? if not- buy some and bring it with you and add it instead of sugar. and you won't have any problem drinking tea :)

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Researchers said the diet sodas could affect dopamine, a neurotransmitter that supports motivation, pleasure and reward.
Until recently, evidence for the effectiveness of soda taxation was weak at best given that soda itself has only recently been singled out for taxation.
The soda tax would also have limited effectiveness as it would not be easy to implement in food outlets that prepare their own drinks using sugar, it said.
First and foremost, you'll be taking better care of your heart the moment you put down the soda. A 2012 Harvard University ( study found that sugary drinks increased a person's risk of chronic heart disease (CHD).
DRY Sparkling soda, made with a touch of cane sugar, comes in 10 standard and two limited-edition flavors.
Hard sodas are like alcoholic ciders in that they appeal to all ages and genders.
"That's because both regular and diet sodas provide no nutritional value," she says.
Coke remained by far the most popular soda in the U.S., selling about twice as much as No.
Freeke, president of The Veri Soda Co., based in New York.
What to do: Avoid sugar-sweetened soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, and fruit drinks.
A 2005 study by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center found that the more diet soda a person drank, the higher the risk for becoming overweight or obese.
"The point about sodas is they are an easy target for public health intervention," said Marion Nestle, a nutritionist, New York University professor and influential author of What to Eat.