Definition of alkalosis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌalkəˈlōsəs/ /ˌælkəˈloʊsəs/


  • An excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues that may cause weakness or cramps.

    ‘These data suggest that hypocapnic but not metabolic alkalosis impairs alveolar fluid reabsorption.’
    • ‘Serious complications include systemic hypokalemic alkalosis, leading to cardiac arrhythmias, renal damage, and seizures.’
    • ‘When this occurs, it may result in a state of alkalosis which can cause conditions from weakness and fatigue to headaches and anxiety.’
    • ‘There may also be concomitant acidosis or alkalosis.’
    • ‘Hypochloremic, hypokalemic, or metabolic alkalosis might be present in patients who purge.’