from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body fluids.

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  • n. An abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. abnormally high alkalinity in the blood and other body fluids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

alkal(i) + -osis.


  • Cardiovascular side effects have included fluid retention, sodium retention, congestive heart failure, potassium loss, hypokalemic alkalosis the most common metabolic abnormality resulting from vomiting and fluid loss.

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  • Some of the more sensitive patients responded by having the acid levels in their blood go perilously low (and the alkali levels increase), called alkalosis.

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  • Deficiency of potassium base foods in the diet increases the net systemic acid load of the diet, whether the deficiency is due to the acid load contributed by grain-based foods or by protein intake………Frassetto and his colleagues argue that any level of acidosis may be unacceptable from an evolutionary perspective and that a low-grade metabolic alkalosis may be the optimal acid/base state for humans…..

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  • Most plant foods, other than grains, bring about the opposite metabolic situation; whereas meat consumption causes a metabolic acidosis, green leafy and colorful vegetables and low-glycemic fruits bring about a metabolic alkalosis.

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  • La base de ácido es cuando la concentración de hidrógeno en la plasma de sangre se mantiene a un nivel constante de 1: 20 (pH de sangre.) Se mide acidosis y alkalosis utilizando el factor de pH.

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  • See my articles on alkalosis and acidosis for possible remedies.

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  • Dr. Terry Durkes, one of the fathers of gold bead implantation for orthopedic disease, believes that a localized alkalosis in and around joints causes an inability of normal resorption and uptake of calcium as well as destabilizing the vertebrae.

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  • This might include emotional stress, alkalosis caused by overbreathing, drugs, fever, loud noises, or bright lights.


  • Antacid products may be based on single ingredients or on combinations of ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate—Large doses or prolonged use may lead to sodium overload or systemic alkalosis.


  • The resulting respiratory alkalosis from reduction of serum carbon dioxide and increased extracellular calcium binding secondary to pH changes can result in severe perioral and hand and foot paresthesias, dizziness, muscular cramping, and syncope.

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