a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal.
Origin of acidosis
Related formsac·i·dot·ic [as-i-dot-ik] /ˌæs ɪˈdɒt ɪk/, adjective
From New Latin,
dating back to 1895–1900;
see origin at acid
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Historical Examples of acidosis
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.
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
Derived Formsacidotic (ˌæsɪˈdɒtɪk), adjective
a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids
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n. pl. ac•i•do•ses (-sēz′)
Related formsac′i•dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.
An abnormal increase in the acidity of body fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.
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