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a term loosely applied to sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydroxide, or sodium carbonate.
baking soda sodium bicarbonate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

so·di·um car·bon·ate

used in the treatment of scaly skin diseases; otherwise rarely used in medicine because of its irritant action.
Synonym(s): sal soda, soda, washing soda
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fizzy drink

A UK term of art for a carbonated beverage available for purchase in 170 cc to 2-litre cans or bottles in developed countries as well as the United States, which have been targeted as a major culprit in the rise of obesity worldwide due to generally high sugar content.
A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes
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Salmonella Outbreak Detection Algorithm Epidemiology A CDC program that tracks the ±50,000 clinical isolates of Salmonella serotyped each yr by state health departments–US
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

so·di·um car·bon·ate

(sōdē-ŭm kahrbŏ-nāt)
Agent used to treat scaly skin diseases, but rarely used in medicine because of its irritant action.
Synonym(s): soda.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about soda

Q. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda? I am 35 yrs old, diabetic patient. I am working as a steward in a club. As you know that I am charge of the table as a wine steward in a club, my work includes tasting the wine, tea, soda, juices, etc. As a diabetic I find it very difficult to control my temptations. I am not in a situation to resign my job because of my health. But I know the importance of health too. Can you tell me which has the less amount of sugar. Is it sweet tea or diet soda?

A. if the tea has an artificial sweetener in it- they are both the same. if it has sugar- then the diet soda. you don't have artificial sweeteners over there? if not- buy some and bring it with you and add it instead of sugar. and you won't have any problem drinking tea :)

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