noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. alkalinity,
  2. alkalinuria,
  3. alkalize,
  4. alkaloid,
  5. alkaloidal,
  6. alkaluria,
  7. alkane,
  8. alkane series,
  9. alkanet,
  10. alkanethiol

Origin of alkalosis

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

Related formsal·ka·lot·ic [al-kuh-lot-ik] /ˌæl kəˈlɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for alkalotic



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




Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body fluids.
Related formsal′ka•lotic (-lŏtĭk) adj.

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Science definitions for alkalotic



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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