alkalosis


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Related to alkalosis: metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, respiratory alkalosis

alkalosis

[‚al·kə′lō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition of high blood alkalinity caused either by high intake of sodium bicarbonate or by loss of hydrochloric acid or blood carbon dioxide.
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Clinical syndromes of metabolic acidosis and metabolic alkalosis.
In summary, metabolic alkalosis causes hypokalemia and hypokalemia causes metabolic alkalosis.
HCl therapy has been used for many years as a way to aggressively correct severe metabolic alkalosis, and there have been few reported complications.
Metabolic alkalosis that results from loss of extracellular water compartment is associated with a urine chloride concentration of less than 15 mmol/L.
Because pH stability is desirable in any proposed scanning tool for unmeasured ions, we tested the robustness of the SIG calculation across a wide spectrum of in vitro respiratory acid-base equilibria, varying from extreme respiratory acidosis to extreme alkalosis.
First, is the condition one of acidosis or alkalosis (is the pH less than or greater than 7.
They likewise stimulate increase alveolar ventilation and acute respiratory alkalosis.
Evaluation of the patient revealed profound hypokalemia, myositis, weakness, hyperrefiexia, metabolic alkalosis, and hypomagnesemia.
Metabolic alkalosis is known to increase the risk for sudden and life-threatening heart events in dialysis patients.
Chronic laxative abuse can result in severe potassium depletion and metabolic alkalosis.
We evaluated add-base and bio-energetic effects of haemodilution with a crystalloid balanced on physical chemical principles, versus crystalloids causing metabolic acidosis or metabolic alkalosis
There were no significant differences in the incidence of the various acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities between the two groups, except for metabolic alkalosis, which was more common in cancer patients (Table 3).