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alkalaemiaAn increase in pH in the blood due to alkalosis.
The most common cause of alkalaemia is hyperventilation which results in decreased carbon dioxide, leading to respiratory alkalosis; less common is prolonged vomiting, resulting in loss of hydrogen ions, dehydration and heavy milk consumption.
A decrease in H-ion concentration of the blood or a rise in pH, irrespective of alterations in the level of bicarbonate ion.
[alkali + G. haima, blood]