Decreased pH and bicarbonate concentration of the body fluids caused either by the accumulation of excess acids stronger than carbonic acid or by abnormal losses of bicarbonate from the body.
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- metabisulfite test,
- metabolic alkalosis,
- metabolic coma,
- metabolic craniopathy,
- metabolic equivalent,
- metabolic heat
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