alkalosis

[ al-kuh-loh-sis ]
/ ˌæl kəˈloʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a condition of the blood and other body fluids in which the bicarbonate concentration is above normal, tending toward alkalemia.

Origin of alkalosis

First recorded in 1910–15; alkal(i) + -osis

Related forms

al·ka·lot·ic [al-kuh-lot-ik] /ˌæl kəˈlɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alkalosis

alkalosis

/ (ˌælkəˈləʊsɪs) /

noun

an abnormal increase in the alkalinity of the blood and extracellular fluids
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Medicine definitions for alkalosis

alkalosis

[ ăl′kə-lōsĭs ]

n.

Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body fluids.

Related forms

al′ka•lotic (-lŏtĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for alkalosis

alkalosis

[ ăl′kə-lōsĭs ]

An imbalance in the pH of body fluids, in which the blood or other body tissue is more basic than normal.
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