acid-base balance

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acid-base balance

[′as·əd ′bās ′bal·əns]
(physiology)
Physiologically maintained equilibrium of acids and bases in the body.
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Pairing one page of color illustrations with each page of related text, the book provides information on cell physiology, nerves and muscles, automatic nervous system, blood, respiration, acid-base homeostasis, kidneys, the cardiovascular system, thermal balance and thermo-regulation, nutrition and digestion, hormones and reproduction, and the central nervous system and senses.
The finding of a significant pH acidosis in this study and in our field study suggests substantial loss of acid-base homeostasis at these temperatures.
Acid-base homeostasis is regulated primarily by the kidneys and involves proximal tubular reabsorption of bicarbonate and distal tubular secretion of acids.

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