bicarbonate loading


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bicarbonate loading

A popular term for an ergogenic aid consisting of the administration of sodium bicarbonate before competing in short-duration, high-intensity sporting events and competitions, which is intended to neutralise lactic acid produced during anaerobic metabolism of muscles.
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bicarbonate loading

Sports medicine Administration of sodium bicarbonate before competing in a sports event, to neutralize lactic acid produced during anaerobic metabolism of muscles. Cf Carbohydrate loading, Phosphate loading.
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bicarbonate loading

The ingestion of sodium bicarbonate to neutralize excessive lactic acid produced in the muscles during exercise or to treat acidosis in chronic renal failure.
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