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Acidosis

(Science: biochemistry) a metabolic condition, characterised by an increase in hydrogen ion concentration, that occurs when the body is no longer able to buffer free hydrogen ions in the blood, resluting from either the accumulation of acid or depletion of the alkaline reserve (bicarbonate) in the blood and body tissues. This usually causes the ph of the blood to drop (and become more acidic).

Compare: alkalosis. Abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues.The resultant effect where the kidney fails to regulate acidic materials present in the body, resulting in excessive acidity in the body.


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Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis

This is an old question, but I will answer it for the sake of people doing searches. Respiratory acidosis/alkalosis is normally a result of a deviation from normal rates of CO2 exchange; that is to say, the body is not keeping up with the demand, or exceeding it. The two ...

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by CarlosG
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:03 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis
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Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can help me with understanding respiratory and metabolic acidosis/alkalosis. I understand the acidosis/alkalisos part, just not how to determine whether it is respiratory or metabolic. The types of questions I have been asked in quiz's ...

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by shorty7805
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:24 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis
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... is lacking insulin, would their blood amino acid levels increase of decrease? I see their glucose levels will rise, and their pH will fall to acidosis... Thanks>!

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by defhalotones
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: quick insulin question
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drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

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by mcar
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:59 am
 
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Topic: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?
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