alkalaemia


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alkalaemia

An increase in pH in the blood due to alkalosis.

Aetiology
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.
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al·ka·le·mia

(al'kă-lē'mē-ă)
A decrease in H-ion concentration of the blood or a rise in pH, irrespective of alterations in the level of bicarbonate ion.
Synonym(s): alkalaemia.
[alkali + G. haima, blood]
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alkalaemia

An increase in the alkalinity of the blood above normal. ALKALOSIS. A rise in the pH of the blood.
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