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Definition of the noun acid-base balance
What does acid-base balance mean as a name of something?
- (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body
- example: with a normal acid-base balance in the body the blood is slightly alkaline
- domain: physiology
- lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
- synonym of acid-base balance: acid-base equilibrium
- more generic terms: chemical equilibrium / equilibrium = a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
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The Dental Assistant (2000)
by Pauline C. Anderson, Alice E. Pendleton
An acid-base balance is a state of chemical balance in which the tissues of the body contain the proper proportions of various salts and water. A normal acid- base balance is a state of equilibrium tbalance) between acidity and alkalinity of the ...
by Begum R M
Acid-base balance refers to the regulation of the hydrogen ion concentration of body fluids. From metabolic process acids are continuously produced and have to be eliminated. Lungs and kidneys are the major agents in ...
by Jaypee Brothers, Medical Publishers
Acid-base balance is an essential part of fluid-electrolyte management. An acid is a chemical substance that dissociates in solution, releasing hydrogen ions (a proton donor). An acidic solution has a pH below 7.0.
by Gary A. Thibodeau, Kevin T. Patton
Acid-base balance is one of the most importantof the body's homeostatic mechanisms. Maintaining acid-base balance means keeping the concentration of hydrogen ions in body fluids relatively constant. Effective functioning of many important ...
Anatomy and Physiology (2015)
by Kevin T. Patton
Acid-base balance is one of the most important of the body's homeostatic mechanisms B. Acid-base balance refers to regulation of hydrogen ion ...
by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L Raymond, Sylvia Escott-Stump
Acid-base balance is the dynamic equilibrium state of hydrogen ion concentration. Maintaining the arterial blood pH level within the normal range of 7.35 to 7.45 is crucial for many physiologic functions and biochemical reactions. Regulatory ...
Physiology by Numbers (2000)
An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking by Richard F. Burton
and of the subject of buffering, are re-stated here in the knowledge that acid-base balance is a blind spot for many physiologists. As usual, the hope has ...
Encyclopedia of Health (2010)
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