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The process of rendering alkaline.
Synonym(s): alkalinization
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, alkalinize (al′kă-līz″) (-lĭ-nīz″)
To make alkaline.
alkalinization (al″kă-lin″ĭ-zā′shŏn) alkalization (al″kă-lĭ-zā′shŏn)
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Alkalinisation, more commonly known as milkshaking, has been around for 30 years, and its threat is two-fold.
Microbes were also categorized on the basis of their capability to biosynthesize specific enzymes (Pyrrolydonyl-Arylamidase, Acetyl Glucosaminidase, Glutamyl transferase, Glucosidase, Xylosidase, Glutamyl, Proline & Tyrosine arylamidase, Lactate & Succinate alkalinisation, etc), to resist antimicrobial agents such as 2,4 Diamino-6,7-diisopropylpteridine (O/129) or to assimilate other metabolites (Malate/ Lactate), etc as represented in table 2.
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The prevention of AKI in patients with significant rhabdomyolysis includes treating the underlying cause (e.g., fasciotomy to relieve compartment syndrome), fluid resuscitation (hypovolaemia is common at diagnosis), and maintaining high urine output with alkalinisation of the urine to prevent precipitation of casts in the renal tubules [6-8].
When there are no signs of impending renal failure or sepsis, treatment of UA calculi depends primarily on increased water intake, reduction in the consumption of non-diary animal protein (low purine diet), and urinary alkalinisation using alkalinising agents, such as potassium citrate or sodium bicarbonate leading to stone dissolution.
Thus, prevention is geared towards maintaining adequate urinary output and urinary alkalinisation (pH greater than 7.1) (Perazella, 2012) in order to reduce the risk of Methotrexate precipitation.
We defined a nighttime pH of greater than 4 as nighttime alkalinisation and recorded the total lengths of time over pH4 and over pH7.
After alkalinisation of the aqueous phase to pH 9-10 with ammonia (25%), this solution was extracted with 100 ml of chloroform.
Despite the extreme caution during the bench measurement, some SCFAs would volatilise, which would lead to a slight alkalinisation of the sample.
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