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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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If you are not using acidic chemical fertilizers, a normally acidic soil may not require liming again for several years, if ever.
If you are too acidic, your body will start robbing alkaline minerals from the places that you need them such as your pearly white teeth, and bones.
In our laboratory, some BrAlnsted-Lewis acidic ILs were synthesized, characterized and used in the polymerization [16, 17].
The liver of mice fed on both of acidic and basic diets has undergone some moderate pathological changes such as inflammatory infiltrations, hepatCytic vacuolations, sinusoid dilatations, and edematous hepatCytes in comparison to livers of control mice (Fig.
The survey examined the effects of acidic deposition in more than 1,000 lakes larger than 10 acres and in thousands of miles of streams believed to be acid sensitive.
The researchers experimented with both the acidic and alkaline electrolyzed oxidized water on fresh chicken carcasses.
In the tightly crowded burrows of the African naked mole-rats' world, carbon dioxide builds up to levels that would be toxic for other mammals, and the air becomes highly acidic.
But neither do much if the other components of the food or drink are acidic.
Thus, the acidic portion of the EO water is comprised of hypochlorous acid and is produced at the anode, hence the name anolyte.
Fresh orange juice, cottage cheese, fruit tea, lager, fish and chips are all moderately acidic (OK), while white bread, Feta cheese, brown rice, gin and tonic, sparkling water, still water and hot dogs are less acidic.
Experts in the UK say that while it's true to say that eating cheese and meat can make your body dangerously acidic, it's important to remember that fruit and veg should not be an after-thought in our diets.