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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 previewThe 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 ...

Google previewA Textbook of Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics (2008)

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 ...

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 ...

Google previewKrause's Food & the Nutrition Care Process (2013)

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 ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

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