Therapeutic use of alkali for local or systemic effect.
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alkali therapyThe administration of an alkali (e.g., sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3)) to correct metabolic acidosis (e.g., lactic acidosis, ketoacidosis), chronic renal failure, intoxication (with organic acids, including salicylates, methanol, ethylene glycol) and massive rhabdomyolysis.
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