metabolic acidosis


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.

Nearby words

  1. meta-ethics,
  2. metabasis,
  3. metabiosis,
  4. metabisulfite test,
  5. metabolic,
  6. metabolic alkalosis,
  7. metabolic coma,
  8. metabolic craniopathy,
  9. metabolic equivalent,
  10. metabolic heat

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