Synonyms for acidosis |

Synonyms for acidosis

acidosis (n.)

abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues


respiratory acidosis (n.)

acidosis resulting from reduced gas exchange in the lungs (as in emphysema or pneumonia); excess carbon dioxide combines with water to form carbonic acid which increases the acidity of the blood


metabolic acidosis (n.)

acidosis and bicarbonate concentration in the body fluids resulting either from the accumulation of acids or the abnormal loss of bases from the body (as in diarrhea or renal disease)


starvation acidosis (n.)

acidosis in which the acidity results from lack of food which leads to fat catabolism which in turn releases acidic ketone bodies