Meaning of acidosis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌasɪˈdəʊsɪs/

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mass nounMedicine
  • An excessively acid condition of the body fluids or tissues.

    ‘Illnesses include ailments resulting from mineral deposition caused by acidosis, arthritis, and arteriosclerosis.’
    • ‘She had the respiratory distress and metabolic acidosis of severe malaria, and needed blood urgently.’
    • ‘Lactic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes can complicate this disease.’
    • ‘The urine ketone dip test was highly sensitive for diabetic ketoacidosis and diabetic ketosis with or without acidosis.’
    • ‘Arterial blood gas analysis should be performed to exclude hypoxia and acidosis as contributors to pulmonary hypertension.’