a procedure adopted by a number of athletes of ingesting sodium bicarbonate in an attempt to buffer the production of protons during exercise.
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soda loadingSports medicine The ingestion of multiple carbonated beverages 2-3 hrs before an athletic event; an ↑ in serum bicarbonate may delay the onset of lactic acidosis
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