American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An abnormal increase in the acidity of the body's fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Poisoning by certain acids, such as uric acid or the fatty acids, formed within the body under various morbid conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, or fever. Also called acid intoxication.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body fluids.
- n. abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
- From acid + -osis (Wiktionary)
“Iron enters cells and acts as a mitochondrial poison. 1 The resultant metabolic acidosis is secondary to an increased anaerobic metabolism, lactic acidosis and shock.”
“Renal tubular acidosis is an important potential contributor to poor growth in Alagille syndrome.”
“Too much acid in the blood called acidosis causes proteins to lose their shape; this renders them useless.”
“When these disturb the acid/alkali balance of the body by making it more acidic than normal a condition called acidosis, the gastric secretions will contain more than the normal amount of acid.”
“The result was that the sugar content of the blood of the patient fell to the normal, the passing of sugar into the urine was reduced to a minimum, and the general state of poisoning, acidosis, which is caused by certain injurious substances which are formed in this kind of diabetes mainly through disturbance in the fat metabolism, often in great quantities, was checked.”
“Your water ionizer has the ability to turn ordinary tap water into water with the ability to effectively counter the three most probable causes of sickness, chronic disease and premature aging; (1) high acidity levels in the body, technically called acidosis, (2) damaging run away free radical activity and (3) body dehydration.”
“- with severe derangement of the blood alkaline-acid balance to the acid side (a condition called acidosis);”
“Even in situations where grain is not limit fed but higher levels are used, the potential to reduce forage digestibility and predispose cows to metabolic disorders such as acidosis is a concern, so producers need to be cautious when utilizing grain or byproducts in cow diets,”
“Decompensated "acidosis" can be determined by testing the blood pH, urine pH and the saliva pH.”
“Sodium bicarbonate 'or trisodium citrate) is also found in ORS and helps prevents "acidosis", a condition that decreases the dehydrated child's appetite.”
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