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Alkalosis

Alkalosis

(Science: biochemistry) a pathologic condition resulting from accumulation of base or from loss of acid without comparable loss of base in the body fluids and characterised by decrease in hydrogen ion concentration (increase in pH).

Compare: acidosis.


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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 textbook ...

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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 are: ...

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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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Views: 28564

Respiratory Alkalosis

Can anyone explain respiratory alkalosis and how it relates to respiratory physiology? What would be a good book that describes respiratory physiology? Thanks for your help. Rohit Soans

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by rohitsoans
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Respiratory Alkalosis
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pH effects on humans

... kidney, and liver disorders, , improper diet, etc.. But are you refering to intake of water that is low or high pH as a cause? High pH is called Alkalosis (pH Values above 6.8 ) This is a bit less common than acidosis. It effects the nervous system. Also there would include sore muscles, hypertension, ...

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by Linn
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: pH effects on humans
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Views: 7880

The Fiber Disease

... your questions, alkaloides are alkali (ie when in solution their pH is above 7) just like plenty of other molecules. And they are not related to alkalosis. Why because this is just a nice medical word to talk about a pH change of the blood. So the root of the word is identical, but that is about ...

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by canalon
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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