- a condition of the blood and other body fluids in which the bicarbonate concentration is above normal, tending toward alkalemia.
Origin of alkalosis
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- an abnormal increase in the alkalinity of the blood and extracellular fluids
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- Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body fluids.
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- 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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