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alkaline

 [al´kah-līn]
1. having the reactions of an alkali.
2. having a pH greater than 7.0.
alkaline phosphatase an enzyme localized on cell membranes that hydrolyzes phosphate esters liberating inorganic phosphate and has an optimal pH of about 10.0. Serum alkaline phosphatase activity is elevated in hepatobiliary disease, especially in obstructive jaundice, and in bone diseases with increased osteoblastic activity such as hyperparathyroidism, osteitis deformans, and bone cancer. The liver and bone tissue each produce a distinct isoenzyme.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·ka·line

(al'kă-līn),
Relating to or having the reaction of an alkali.
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al·ka·line

(al'kă-lin)
Relating to or having the reaction of an alkali.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

alkaline

having the properties of or containing an ALKALI.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Alkaline

A solution is considered alkaline if it contains fewer hydrogen atoms than pure water.
Mentioned in: Cystinuria
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·ka·line

(al'kă-lin)
Relating to or having the reaction of an alkali.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012