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Definition of the noun acidosis

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noun - plural: acidoses

  1. abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: pathology = any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun acidosis


  1. [pathology] An abnormally increased acidity of the blood.

Phrases with acidosis

  1. diabetic acidosis
  2. metabolic acidosis
  3. starvation acidosis
  4. respiratory acidosis
  5. carbon dioxide acidosis

Printed books with definitions for acidosis

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Google previewMedical Biochemistry (2014)

by John Baynes, Marek H. Dominiczak

They are divided into acidosis or alkalosis. Acidosis is a process that leads to the accumulation of hydrogen ion. Alkalosis causes a decrease in hydrogen ion concentration (acidemia and alkalemia are terms that simply describe blood pH).

Google previewSmall Animal Critical Care Medicine (2008)

by Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper

Type A lactic acidosis is the hypoxic form. It can occur with true hypoxemia, severe anemia, reduced oxygen delivery from poor perfusion, or from dramatically increased tissue demand from exercise, convulsions, or heat stroke. 1,3,4,7 Type B ...

Google previewEndocrine and Metabolic Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, (2014)

by George C. Willis

Lactic Acidosis Lactic acidosis is an extremely common occurrence, especially in the ED.

Type Blactic acidosis is a less-well understood entity whereby there ...

Google previewWilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care7 (2013)

Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care by Albert J. Heuer, Craig L. Scanlan

Metabolic Acidosis Simple metabolic acidosis is an abnormal condition resulting from a net gain in fixed blood acids or reduction in buffer base. The hallmark of metabolic acidosis is a reduced pH associated with a primary decrease in blood ...

Google previewTherapy of Renal Diseases and Related Disorders (2012)

by Wadi N. Suki, Shaul G. Massry

Alcoholic acidosis is a combined lactic and ketoacidosis. Glucose and insulin levels are variable but the levels of growth hormone, catecholamines, cortisol, glucagon and free fatty acids are all elevated. In the liver, alcohol is oxidized to ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2014 (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acidosis: Acidosis is an increased acidity in the ...

Google previewBrenner and Rector's The Kidney (2011)

by Maarten W. Taal, Glenn M. Chertow, Philip A. Marsden, Karl Skorecki, Alan S. L. Yu, Barry M. Brenner

Metabolic acidosis is a diagnostic category with many different causes (Table 26- 9). The risks for the patient depend on the underlying disorder that caused the metabolic acidosis, the ill effects due to the H+ load (binding of H+ to intracellular ...

Google previewEssentials of General Surgery (2012)

by Peter F. Lawrence, Richard M. Bell, Merril T. Dayton

Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory acidosis is the result of retention of CO2 because of pulmonary alveolar hypoventilation. It can be acute or...

Google previewSouthern Medicine and Surgery (1921)

Acidosis is a common condition. Henderson says “Its as common as fever,” though the milder cases are difficult to...

moderate or severe, and is classified as True and Ketone acidosis. True acidosis is the type dealt with in this paper.

Google previewEmergency Medicine (2012)

Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult -- Online) by James G. Adams

The classic diagnostic test for distal renal tubular acidosis is an acid load from ammonium chloride; however, this is a tedious...

TYPE 2 RENAL TUBULAR ACIDOSIS Proximal renal tubular acidosis is the most common form found in children.

Google previewJournal of Southern Medicine and Surgery (1921)

Acidosis is a common condition. Henderson says “Its as common as fever,” though the milder cases are difficult to...

be mild, moderate or severe, and is classified as True and Ketone acidosis. True acidosis is the type dealt with in this paper.

Google previewHigh-yield Physiology (2008)

by Ronald W. Dudek

Respiratory Acidosis. A respiratory acidosis is a disorder whose primary disturbance is an increase in ...

Google previewA Clinical Guide to Inherited Metabolic Diseases (2002)

by Joe T. R. Clarke

A negative UNC is taken as an indication of the presence of ammonium, suggesting the acidosis is the result of abnormal gastrointestinal losses of bicarbonate (and potassium). This method for estimating urinary ammonium concentrations ...

Google previewBrunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing (2010)

by Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Brenda G. Bare, Janice L. Hinkle, Kerry H. Cheever

Metabolic acidosis is a common clinical disturbance characterized by a low pH ( increased H concentration) and a low plasma bicarbonate concentration. It can be produced by a gain of hydrogen ion or a loss of bicarbonate (Ruholl, 2006; ...

Google previewThe Top 100 Drugs (2014)

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing by Andrew Hitchings, Dagan Lonsdale, Daniel Burrage, Emma Baker

Lactic acidosis is a rare adverse effect associated with metformin use, which can be fatal if untreated. It does not occur in stable patients, but can be precipitated by intercurrent illness that causes metformin accumulation (e.g. worsening renal ...

Google preview100 Cases in Surgery, Second Edition (2013)

by James Gossage, Bijan Modarai, Arun Sahai, Richard Worth

Lactic acidosis is a rare, serious metabolic complication that can occur from metformin accumulation, especially in patients with renal failure. KEY POINTS • the aSa system is used to grade a patient's fitness for surgery. • patients should be ...

Google previewTextbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2009)

by Stephen J. Ettinger, Edward C. Feldman

Although renal tubular acidosis is a common contributing factor to formation of calcium phosphate uroliths in humans, this has not been documented ...

Google previewPediatric Acute Care (2001)

by Mary Lieh-Lai, Katherine A. Ling-McGeorge, Maria C. Asi-Bautista

Hyperammonemia with or without metabolic acidosis is the characteristic biochemical manifestation of these disorders. The clinical manifestations result from the toxic effects of ammonia on the CNS, Blood for serum ammonia should be ...

Google previewMolecular Imaging (2010)

Principles and Practice by Ralph Weissleder

Acidosis is the result of poor perfusion coupled to increased glucose metabolism, ” which is often visualized in the clinic as increased trapping of "F-deoxyglucose ( FDG)." It has been estimated that approximately half of the acid load in tumors ...

Google previewHandbook of ICU Therapy (2014)

by John Fuller, Jeff Granton, Ian McConachie

Metabolic acidosis is a very serious finding that suggests impending respiratory arrest. Its etiologies are multifactorial. Severe dynamic hyperinflation increases intrathoracic pressure, thereby decreasing venous return and cardiac output.

Google previewManual of Cardiac Surgery (2012)

by Bradley Harlan, A. Starr, F.M. Harwin

Metabolic acidosis is a sign of deficient perfusion; adjustment of flow or pressure should be made to correct the deficiency. Hematocrit The hematocrit is measured at the same time as arterial blood gases. Blood is added to the circuit if the ...

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