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[as-i-doh-sis] /ˌæs ɪˈdoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.
Origin of acidosis
From New Latin, dating back to 1895-1900; See origin at acid, -osis
Related forms
[as-i-dot-ik] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • Evidently the acidosis fad is to be overworked as was the old uric acid diathesis, of unsavory memory.

  • As the sarco-lactic acid liberated in the muscles is not oxygenated a condition of acidosis ensues.

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  • The behavior of the fat in the body should be carefully watched and the amount reduced at the first evidence of acidosis.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • When acidosis becomes extreme, the diabetic patient is apt at any time to succumb to the dreaded diabetic coma.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • acidosis is a form of intoxication due to the retention of these toxic acids in the body.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • Cause of acidosis is believed to be an impairment of metabolism, especially in regard to the fats.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • acidosis may develop in typhoid fever patients and must be guarded against.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
British Dictionary definitions for acidosis


a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
Derived Forms
acidotic (ˌæsɪˈdɒtɪk) adjective
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acidosis in Medicine

acidosis ac·i·do·sis (ās'ĭ-dō'sĭs)
n. pl. ac·i·do·ses (-sēz')
An abnormal increase in the acidity of body fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.

ac'i·dot'ic (-dŏt'ĭk) adj.
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