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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How to use acidosis in a sentence
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.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The behavior of the fat in the body should be carefully watched and the amount reduced at the first evidence of acidosis.
When acidosis becomes extreme, the diabetic patient is apt at any time to succumb to the dreaded diabetic coma.
acidosis is a form of intoxication due to the retention of these toxic acids in the body.
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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