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Definition of "alkalosis" [alkalosis]

  • Abnormally high alkalinity of the blood and body fluids. (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 "alkalosis" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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….."