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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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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 concentration in body fluids C. Precise regulation of pH at the cellular level is ...
Paramedic Practice Today (2011)
Above and Beyond by Barbara J. Aehlert
Acid-base balance refers to the delicate ...
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 ...
by Percy Russell, Anita Williams
acid-base balance 3 acetylcholine. Mol. Wt. 182. A metabolite fundamental to the mechanism of nerve impulse. An impulse reaching a nerve ending in the normal cycle liberates acetylcholine, which then stimulates a receptor. To enable the ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
acid-base balance. 1: the ratio of acids to bases in a solution. 2: the normal ratio of acids to bases ...
by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice
Contents Acid-Base Balance Water–Electrolyte Balance...
ELECTROLYTES/Acid-Base Balance 93 Chapter 53. ELECTROLYTES.
The Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)
A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox
Elder Abuse and Neglect ACCIDENTS See Falls Injury ACID-BASE BALANCE Hydrogen ion ( H+) is a ...
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
(Also see ACID-BASE BALANCE; ACID FOODS AND ALKALINE FOODS; ADDITIVES; and PRESERVATIVES.) ACID-ASH RESIDUE A mineral residue which is left after (1) the other nutrients in a food have been metabolized, or (2) a food has ...
by Laurence Urdang
acid-base balance the balance between the amount of carbonic acid and bicarbonate in the blood. which must be ...
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