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alkalosis

[al-kuh-loh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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
Related formsal·ka·lot·ic [al-kuh-lot-ik] /ˌæl kəˈlɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alkalosis

alkalosis

noun
  1. an abnormal increase in the alkalinity of the blood and extracellular fluids
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alkalosis in Medicine

alkalosis

(ăl′kə-lōsĭs)
n.
  1. Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body fluids.
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Related formsal′ka•lotic (-lŏtĭk) adj.
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alkalosis in Science

alkalosis

[ăl′kə-lōsĭs]
  1. 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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