metabolic alkalosismedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A metabolic derangement where the pH of the blood is abnormally high (basic).

This condition may result from hyperventilation, the use of a particular drug, excessive vomiting or dehydration (contraction alkalosis).

(27 Jun 1999)

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