a condition in which the body’s fluids are more acidic than normal: acidosis may be either respiratory, when the lungs fail to adequately expire carbon dioxide, or metabolic, when the kidneys fail to maintain a normal balance of acid and base.
- ac·i·dot·ic [as-i-dot-ik], /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acidosis
a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
- acidotic (ˌæsɪˈdɒtɪk), adjective
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