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Related to alkaline reserve: alkali reserve
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.
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The amount of base in the blood, principally bicarbonates, available for neutralization of fixed acids (acetoacetate, ß-hydroxybutyrate, and lactate). A fall in alkaline reserve is called acidosis; a rise, alkalosis.Synonym: alkali reserve
See also: reserve
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