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Acid-Base Balance

Definition of the noun acid-base balance

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  1. (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body

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Google previewPediatric Nursing by Parul Datta (2007)

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.

Google previewStructure & Function of the Body (2013)

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 ...

Google previewAnatomy 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 ...

Google previewParamedic Practice Today (2011)

Above and Beyond by Barbara J. Aehlert

Acid-base balance refers to the delicate ...

Google previewPhysiology 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 ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

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 ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set (2005)

by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice

Contents Acid-Base Balance Water–Electrolyte Balance...

ELECTROLYTES/Acid-Base Balance 93 Chapter 53. ELECTROLYTES.

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

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 ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

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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