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alkalosis

[ al-kuh-loh-sis ]
/ ˌæl kəˈloʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a condition of the blood and other body fluids in which the bicarbonate concentration is above normal, tending toward alkalemia.
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Origin of alkalosis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM alkalosis

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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Scientific 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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