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acidity

 [ah-sid´ĭ-te]
1. the quality of being acid; the power to unite with positively charged ions or with basic substances.
2. excess acid quality, as of the gastric juice.

ac·id·i·ty

(a-sid'i-tē),
1. The state of being acid.
2. The acid content of a fluid.

acidity

/acid·i·ty/ (-ĭ-te) the quality of being acid; the power to unite with positively charged ions or with basic substances.

acidity

[asid′itē]
Etymology: L, acidus, sour
1 the degree of sourness, sharpness of taste, or ability of a chemical to yield hydrogen ions in an aqueous solution.
2 the degree of gastric acid in the stomach. The acidity varies during any 24-hour period, but the pH averages 0.9 to 1.5. The main source of stomach acidity is hydrochloric acid secreted by the gastric glands of the stomach.

ac·id·i·ty

(ă-sid'i-tē)
1. The state of being acid.
2. The acid content of a fluid.

ac·id·i·ty

(ă-sid'i-tē)
1. The state of being acid.
2. The acid content of a fluid.

acidity

1. the quality of being acid; the power to unite with positively charged ions or with basic substances.
2. excess acid quality, as of the gastric juice.

gastric acidity
is maintained by the secretion of hydrochloric acid by the oxyntic or parietal cells located in the mucosa of stomach or abomasum.
water acidity
fish can tolerate only a narrow range of pH in the water in which they swim. Naturally occurring acidification, such as occurs in waters draining from acid soils, can cause fish deaths.

Patient discussion about acidity

Q. can smoking induce acidity on many ocassions i have felt discomfort similar to when i have acidity, but the problem goes away as soon as i stop smoking for a day or two??

A. I would like to add ther is a condition in respiratory medicine called respiratory acidosis,smoking can cause this state,your lungs can cause this state.Im not sure but this may also be one of your problems.--------mrfoot56

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