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of or pertaining to an acid; acid-forming.


/acid·ic/ (ah-sid´ik) of or pertaining to an acid; acid-forming.


1. Sour; sharp to the taste
2. Relating to an acid.


adj having the properties of an acid; acid-forming properties.


of or pertaining to an acid; acid-forming.

acidic urine
is usual in carnivores, that of herbivores is usually neutral or slightly alkaline. Urine increases in acidity when a large load of acid is passed into the extracellular fluid and is excreted by the kidneys. If the kidneys can cope with the excretion load the pH of the blood will return to normal. If the acid load is too great or the kidney function inadequate, acidemia results.

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Q. Why should I take folic acid? I heard that it is recommended for women to take folic acid every day. Should I take it even if I am not pregnant?

A. Folic acid is a B vitamin promoted mainly as part of a healthy diet to reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects (such as spina bifida and anencephaly), some types of cancer, and heart disease. It has also been studied for use in Alzheimer's disease and in chronic fatigue syndrome. While evidence of its ability to reduce neural tube defects in infants (when taken by the mother before and during pregnancy) is fairly strong, its effects against other conditions are still under study.

Q. Why to take Folic Acid during pregnancy? I am in the beginning of my pregnancy and the Doctor told me to take Folic Acid every day, why?

A. Folic acid can reduce your risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect of the brain and spinal cord, called the “neural tube.” A baby with spina bifida, the most common neural tube defect, is born with a spine that is not closed. The exposed nerves are damaged, leaving the child with varying degrees of paralysis, incontinence, and sometimes mental retardation. Recommended daily dose of Folic acid is 600 mcg.

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Q. Which foods contain folic acid? I was told by my Doctor to take folic acid. Which foods are rich with folic acid so I can add them to my diet?

A. Folic acid is a B vitamin found in many vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and in fortified breakfast cereals.

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5) The stratum corneum maintains an acidic pH through complex lipid metabolism and enzymatic reactions.
A new study suggests that coral may face yet another threat: In more acidic waters, elkhorn coral are less successful at reproducing sexually.
Then they were treated with electrolyzed oxidized water, quaternary ammonium, an acidic compound and hypochlorite sanitizers.
The oceans are more acidic than they have ever been for at least 20 million.
This is followed by a 15 second stream of acidic (sanitising) water--illuminated by a red light.
The mazes were infused with an alkaline solution and a strongly acidic gel was placed at the exit.
THE sea is becoming acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the past 55 million years threatening a mass extinction of marine life.