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acidity

 [ah-sid´ĭ-te]
1. the quality of being acid; the power to unite with positively charged ions or with basic substances.
2. excess acid quality, as of the gastric juice.

ac·id·i·ty

(a-sid'i-tē),
1. The state of being acid.
2. The acid content of a fluid.

ac·id·i·ty

(ă-sid'i-tē)
1. The state of being acid.
2. The acid content of a fluid.

ac·id·i·ty

(ă-sid'i-tē)
1. The state of being acid.
2. The acid content of a fluid.

Patient discussion about acidity

Q. can smoking induce acidity on many ocassions i have felt discomfort similar to when i have acidity, but the problem goes away as soon as i stop smoking for a day or two??

A. I would like to add ther is a condition in respiratory medicine called respiratory acidosis,smoking can cause this state,your lungs can cause this state.Im not sure but this may also be one of your problems.--------mrfoot56

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Drain water acidity and metal contents were relatively low during this event (Table 5) with very small changes in pH following sample peroxide oxidation (Table 6) suggesting most acidic metal cations were already in an oxidised form.
Like students at five other area schools do at other waterways, they report the bayou's water acidity, clarity, depth, oxygen content, salinity, temperature and transparency to Texas State University-San Marcos.
Normally available in mild steel with hammer enamel finish, Nonflam units may also be specified in GRP or stainless steel when operating in conditions of high water acidity.
He noted, "The contents of the crop are acid; the contents of the gizzard are more acid than those of the proventriculus; the contents of the duodenum and upper portion of the small intestine are less acid than the contents of the crop; the contents of the lower portion of the small intestine, caeca and large intestine are approximately neutral." However, he goes on to say, "The fowl's digestive tract is well adapted to take care of all normal changes in the feed and water ingested." Thus, they should not react quickly to a sudden change in diet or water acidity.

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