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al·ka·lo·sis / ˌalkəˈlōsis/ • n. Med. an excessively alkaline condition of the body fluids or tissues that may cause weakness or cramps.
alkalosis (al-kă-loh-sis) n. a condition in which the alkalinity of body fluids and tissues is abnormally high. This arises because of a failure of the mechanisms that usually maintain a balance between alkalis and acids in the arterial blood (see acid-base balance).
alkalosis See acidosis.
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