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alkalotic

 [al″kah-lot´ik]
pertaining to or characterized by alkalosis.
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al·ka·lot·ic

(al-kă-lot'ik),
Relating to alkalosis.
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al·ka·lot·ic

(al-kă-lot'ik)
Relating to alkalosis.
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Some patients have lung disease or other respiratory pathology that chronically limits their ability to achieve a minute ventilation high enough to keep their PaCO2 in a normal range and their body compensates for the high PaCO2 and low pH by allowing the kidneys to retain more of the alkalotic bicarbonate ion (HCO3-) to neutralize the acidic CO2 and bring the pH back toward the normal 7.4.
In alkalotic states, potassium readily enters the cell, and the blood potassium values tend to be low normal or below normal.
The early post-operative ventilator settings were intended to keep Jonathan alkalotic to reduce pulmonary hypertension.
When whole blood was exposed to air for 3 min, there was no measurable change in pH, but plasma became steadily alkalotic, with a >10% fall in [[H.sup.+]] over 30 s and a >25% fall over 3 min.