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reserve

 [re-zerv´]
1. to hold back for future use.
2. a supply beyond that ordinarily used, for use in an emergency.
alkali reserve (alkaline reserve) see alkali reserve.
cardiac reserve an increase in cardiac output related to an increase in heart rate or stroke volume to meet body requirements.

re·serve

(rĕ-zĕrv'),
Something available but held back for later use, as strength or carbohydrates.
[L. re-servo, to keep back, reserve]

reserve

/re·serve/ (re-zerv´)
1. to hold back for future use.
2. a supply, beyond that ordinarily used, which may be utilized in emergency.

alkali reserve , alkaline reserve the amount of conjugate base components of the blood buffers, the most important being bicarbonate.
cardiac reserve  potential ability of the heart to perform work beyond that necessary under basal conditions.
ovarian reserve  the number and quality of oocytes in the ovaries of a woman of childbearing age.

reserve

[rizurv′]
Etymology: L, reservare, to save
a potential capacity to maintain vital body functions in homeostasis by adjusting to increased need, such as cardiac reserve, pulmonary reserve, and alkali reserve. See also homeostasis.

reserve

Physiology A capacity or capability to be used in an emergency. See Cardiac reserve, Coronary vasodilator reserve, Resistance reserve.

re·serve

(rē-zĕrv')
Something available but held back for later use.
[L. re-servo, to keep back, reserve]

re·serve

(rē-zĕrv')
Something available but held back for later use.

reserve

1. to hold back for future use.
2. a supply, beyond that ordinarily used, that may be utilized in emergency.

alkali reserve, alkaline reserve
the amount of buffer compounds in the blood that are capable of neutralizing acids, such as sodium bicarbonate and proteins. See also alkali reserve.
cardiac reserve
the potential ability of the heart to perform work beyond that necessary under basal conditions. See also cardiac reserve.