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Definition of "acidosis" []

  • An abnormal increase in the acidity of the body's fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acidosis" in a sentence
  • "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."