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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.


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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The association of highly acidic urine with elevated levels of systolic blood pressure, serum glucose, triglycerides, and lower levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C)--all features of the metabolic syndrome--has not been previously reported.
In our study we found that most of the stones formed in normal acidic urine pH were composed of mainly calcium oxalate as dominant component while in alkaline urine at pH 6 to 8 triple phosphate is the major stone component.
Although both groups had acidic urine, differences in pH were not statistically significant.
Our next step is to find out what causes type 2 diabetics to have an abnormally acidic urine, and what other urinary factors protect some diabetics who do not form uric acid stones," said Dr.
Precipitation of urates is often seen in acidic urine at 4[degrees]C.
The problem: All the protein that Atkins recommends leads to acidic urine.
As far as cranberry juice is concerned, it does tend to create an acidic urine that may discourage or even kill some bacteria.
Larger people have very acidic urine even when they control their diets," said Dr.
A strongly acidic urine may also result from accidental contamination of the collection vessel.